Startups and Entrepreneurship

8 Entrepreneurship Lessons That Counter What You’ve Learned

  • Who it’s from: Peter Daisyme via Entrepreneur
  • What it is: An insightfully sideways look at the common entrepreneurship lessons we normally see.
  • Why we like it: The advice on building startups is seemingly unending, and if we’re honest, probably a little overwhelming. Daisyme boils down the essential tips that will help to shape and guide your new startup in an understandable way!

Social Consciousness

From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food

  • Who it’s from: Suzanne Goldenberg via The Guardian
  • What it is: A wide-angle view of the scope of food waste, from farm to table (or trash can).
  • Why we like it: We talk a lot about food waste here. In fact, we think it’s one of the largest opportunities for social enterprises to step in and tackle!

Social Enterprise

This Social Enterprise Is Using Perfume To Rebuild Lives In War Torn Communities

  • Who it’s from: Grant Trahant via CauseArtist
  • What it is: The beautiful story of The 7 Virtues, a socially-awesome beauty company in Nova Scotia.
  • Why we like it: From supply chain sustainability, to fair trade materials, this company makes beautiful products, and is also beautiful itself!

Solutions to Poverty

An opportunity to turbo charge women’s economic empowerment

  • Who it’s from: Justine Greening via Medium
  • What it is: An emphasis on the extra earning power available to families when women in developing communities are empowered to work.
  • Why we like it: Extra earning, and therefore purchasing, power WILL make the difference in families and communities being lifted out of poverty!

Sustainable Development

Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems?

  • Who it’s from: Devin Thorpe via Forbes
  • What it is: A conversation with Fran Seegull about the crucial nature of impact investing on the world’s systemic problems.
  • Why we like it: We believe in impact investing. And cheering individuals on to create businesses that create jobs that create flourishment!