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Legal Minute: Here’s What You Need To Know When Naming Your Business
12 months ago

Legal Minute: Here’s What You Need To Know When Naming Your Business

The name of your business is one of the most important decisions you will make as a business owner— after all, it is the foundation of your brand. Read this …
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Why Having A Vision Is The Most Important Aspect Of Your Life
1 year ago

Why Having A Vision Is The Most Important Aspect Of Your Life

The million dollar question that we all asked ourselves at one time or the other is, why are we here? And where do we see ourselves in life? We all …
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Live To The Fullest—5 Things To Do In Your Twenties (Or At Any Age)
1 year ago

Live To The Fullest—5 Things To Do In Your Twenties (Or At Any Age)

Your twenties are for discovering yourself for maybe the first time. We are thrust into a post-grad world of internships, jobs, paying back student loans or maybe even unemployment. We …
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8 Pieces Of Advice From A Successful Entrepreneur
1 year ago

8 Pieces Of Advice From A Successful Entrepreneur

Chicago Ideas week is an innovative festival designed to gather minds from around the city for one common goal: sharing ideas. This festival is 7 full days of labs, talks …
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How Millennials Have Changed the Fundraising Game (and How Nonprofits Can Keep Them Engaged)
1 year ago

How Millennials Have Changed the Fundraising Game (and How Nonprofits Can Keep Them Engaged)

The millions of young adults who make up the Millennial generation – the men and women born between the ‘80s and early’ ‘00s – are making their presence felt across …
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Falling In Love With The Process, Not The Results
1 year ago

Falling In Love With The Process, Not The Results

In the driven and ambitious society that we live in, everything we do seems to be measured by the instant results. No longer, are the days when we were taught …
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Legal Minute: Talking All Things Copyright Protection
1 year ago

Legal Minute: Talking All Things Copyright Protection

Copyrights…you’ve heard it before. You’ve probably even seen that mysterious © symbol countless times. But what is Copyright law and why should you care? Let us briefly take you through …
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New Business Challenges: LLC or a Corporation?
1 year ago

New Business Challenges: LLC or a Corporation?

Choosing between an LLC and a Corporation for your new business can be a daunting decision. It is always best to consult with an attorney to discuss your concerns and …
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3 Tips For Thriving When Faced With New Opportunities
1 year ago

3 Tips For Thriving When Faced With New Opportunities

We often find ourselves in new territory whether we wound up there or took a leap of faith to start. We are faced with new opportunities that stretch us beyond …
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You’ve Got A World Changing Idea…Now What About Forming A Corporation
1 year ago

You’ve Got A World Changing Idea…Now What About Forming A Corporation

Ok, so you’ve decided on forming a corporation, great! Read on to learn more about the different types of corporations available to you.

Upon creation, a corporation is a distinct …
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Transformative Community Involvement: What it Means, What it Takes, What it Gives
1 year ago

Transformative Community Involvement: What it Means, What it Takes, What it Gives

Business and societal challenges are becoming increasingly bigger and way too complex to be addressed by traditional, transactional approaches to community involvement. Although any form of philanthropy is inherently …
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Driving Stronger Collective Impact through the New Cycle of CSR
1 year ago

Driving Stronger Collective Impact through the New Cycle of CSR

In the eyes of American consumers today, a company’s values are as important as its products and services. According to research from Cone and Duke University, 79% of consumers would switch from …
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What Plato Teaches Us About Leadership
2 years ago

What Plato Teaches Us About Leadership

Hey, Conscious readers! I thought I’d switch it up on you this time. Last time I wrote about TEDx events, but this time, I want to talk about something few …
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17 Lessons We Learn From Gandhi on How to Lead an Effective Social Enterprise
2 years ago

17 Lessons We Learn From Gandhi on How to Lead an Effective Social Enterprise

Gandhi is one of the best examples of a social entrepreneur, believe it or not. While most people know him for his community organizing work, he built his reputation on …
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The Certification That is Going to Revolutionize Conscious Consumerism
2 years ago

The Certification That is Going to Revolutionize Conscious Consumerism

These days, conscious consumerism is gaining more and more traction. We increasingly care about how our products are made, who is making them, and under what conditions employees are living …
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How To Reconnect With Your Intuition When You Face Doubt
2 years ago

How To Reconnect With Your Intuition When You Face Doubt

Entrepreneur or not, most of us desire to pursue exciting and promising projects. When pursuing such projects, we naturally desire the confidence that we‛re moving in the right direction because …
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Using Mindfulness To Get You Through Your Journey
2 years ago

Using Mindfulness To Get You Through Your Journey

I come from a past tainted by depression, anxiety and self-injury; and the most common questions I have been asked are “how did I journey into hope and healing?” and …
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Cause Marketing Partnerships Are Changing the Way We Do Good
2 years ago

Cause Marketing Partnerships Are Changing the Way We Do Good

This April I attended the invitation-only event “New Frontier of Brands That Do – Do Good,” hosted by Ogilvy PR and Good Scout Group bringing together brand leaders to discuss corporate responsibility trends …
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5 Simple Ways To Start Your Morning Strong
2 years ago

5 Simple Ways To Start Your Morning Strong

It’s 9AM on a Wednesday. Read a chapter in a John Steinbeck novel, finished cooking a blueberry pancake breakfast for my two roommates, and now I’m curled up with a …
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Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs
2 years ago

Why Self-Care Needs To Be A Priority For Social Entrepreneurs

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy.

Among other things, entrepreneurship requires a thick skin, a virtual immunity to rejection, long hours of planning, and lots of networking.

All this …
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How Impact Investing Can Influence the World Around You
2 years ago

How Impact Investing Can Influence the World Around You

“Who’s coming with me?” Jerry Maguire

It’s easy to discount how much influence we can have on the people around us. That is until we remember how many of our …
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Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk
2 years ago

Why Social Entrepreneurs Can’t Do Small Talk

It’s All About Deeper Connections…We all have one: that friend who is always asking us not just how we’re doing, but—really—how are we doing? That person who not only listens …
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An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup
2 years ago

An Introduction To Raising Money For Your Startup

Small businesses may piece together funding from several different sources—such as bank loans, friends and family, or equity investors. Read this article to learn more about financing options available for …
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3 Tips For Sharing Your Vision With Your Team
2 years ago

3 Tips For Sharing Your Vision With Your Team

We all have the same machine clanking around our heads. A walnut. And these walnuts, these machines, never touch each other, never see each other, never say hello to each …
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How Do You Use Your Social? 
2 years ago

How Do You Use Your Social? 

Have you taken a minute to stop and notice how much content in the digital world is thrown at you on a daily basis? If you haven’t, take a quick second …
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