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Entrepreneurship

One Company’s Secret to Celebrating The Wins And Staying Grounded
3 years ago

One Company’s Secret to Celebrating The Wins And Staying Grounded

So you’re an entrepreneur and your business has started seeing some success. We hate to be the ones to burst your bubble, but don’t get too​ excited. Of course, you deserve a huge congratulations …
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Why Great Leaders Give Their Power Away
3 years ago

Why Great Leaders Give Their Power Away

There is a strong, even evolutionary association between leadership and power. It’s coded in us to see those that take charge as those that are somehow more than us, better …
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Purpose Drives You, Passion Alone Drifts You
3 years ago

Purpose Drives You, Passion Alone Drifts You

People are often mistaken in the belief that in order to enjoy their job, they need to pursue their “passion”. Is following your passion worth it? Truth is, passion is …
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What Growing Up in the Amazon Rainforest Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
3 years ago

What Growing Up in the Amazon Rainforest Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

When I was five years old, my parents made the decision to move the entire family from our comfortable home in Boise, Idaho to a small jungle village in South …
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What to Look for in a Collaboration
3 years ago

What to Look for in a Collaboration

Collaborations for business and startups have helped many companies to grow. At MATTER, we believe that being a collaborative brand enables us to build a network that creates access to …
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4 Companies That Will Help You Grow Your Socially Conscious Startup
3 years ago

4 Companies That Will Help You Grow Your Socially Conscious Startup

The Beatles once sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” When you’re building a company from scratch, attempting to sway fickle consumers, managing a team and …
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Does Your Organization Have an Identity?
3 years ago

Does Your Organization Have an Identity?

There’s a code at the Open Society Foundation that reimburses employees for bringing a housewarming gift if they choose to stay at a friend’s house during their work travels.

A …
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Why Sales Is Simply A Language That Communicates Value
3 years ago

Why Sales Is Simply A Language That Communicates Value

For individuals launching a startup, the word “sales” can cause a form of fear or paralysis. In a startup culture where wearing many hats comes with the territory, sales is sometimes …
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How To Build A Strong Team
3 years ago

How To Build A Strong Team

Starting a business is difficult – you have your customers, plans for growth and cash flow to worry about, not to mention the daily stresses that come with running a …
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How To Have a Healthy View of Competition in the World of Entrepreneurship
3 years ago

How To Have a Healthy View of Competition in the World of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs are thought leaders, ambitious and driven. On the flip side, they can be rather rebellious, anxious, emotional and neglect their health, sleep, and rest. Our generation has been pitted …
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Social Entrepreneurs And The Right Way To Problem-Solve
3 years ago

Social Entrepreneurs And The Right Way To Problem-Solve

When you attempt to solve a problem, are you thinking with a clear, open mind, available to any solution that presents itself? Or are you thinking from your own lens …
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3 Reasons Why One Organization Chose To Become A Social Enterprise
3 years ago

3 Reasons Why One Organization Chose To Become A Social Enterprise

Over the past years, social enterprises have gained increasing popularity. The prospect of being able to make money while making an impact on the world is exciting, and people like …
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Be A Success At Anything When You Practice These 5 Principles
3 years ago

Be A Success At Anything When You Practice These 5 Principles

I have probably failed more than I would like to admit. But I have also been very successful. In retrospect, looking at the times I have failed versus the time …
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The Importance of Diversifying Your Skill Set
3 years ago

The Importance of Diversifying Your Skill Set

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of diversification in business. Just ask Martha Stewart or Oprah, who are both great examples of people who have taken skill sets …
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5 Ways for Non-Profits to Work With Volunteers Effectively
3 years ago

5 Ways for Non-Profits to Work With Volunteers Effectively

Most non-profits – large and small alike – use volunteers in some capacity.  As they should! Volunteers can make vital contributions to the mission, provide incredible energy to the organization, …
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The Intention Of A Boss Versus The Intention Of A Leader
3 years ago

The Intention Of A Boss Versus The Intention Of A Leader

By equating a boss with a leader, do we limit the potential of everyone to be a leader? A boss is just a title, whereas leadership shows up in a …
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Five Lessons in Choosing an Ethical Production Partner
3 years ago

Five Lessons in Choosing an Ethical Production Partner

An idea is just 1% of the final product. 99% is execution.

The people you work with will make or break a business, particularly so if you are planning …
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How to Start a Values-Based Business
3 years ago

How to Start a Values-Based Business

A business is made up of hundreds of decisions everyday. Who to work with, what to produce, what message to put out, to when to launch a certain product …
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Prioritize the Social in Social Entrepreneurship
3 years ago

Prioritize the Social in Social Entrepreneurship

Hands-on experience is hard to come by when information is ubiquitous and cheap. It’s too tempting to keyword search your audience. Too easy to pull up competitor websites, buy market …
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