Startup Life

How To Make a Living without Losing Yourself, with Sharon Rowe, The Magic of Tiny Business

The Magic of Tiny Business is now available for preorder. Sharon Rowe is a pioneer in social entrepreneurship. She launched her company, Eco-Bags Products, almost thirty years ago. Her company produces ECOBAGS, the original reusable bag. When the daughter of a friend approached Sharon looking for a book on how to launch a business, Sharon looked around and didn’t see what she wanted in the marketplace. Like any good entrepreneur, Sharon decided to fill that gap. The solution is her new book, The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living. Sharon first told me about her book exactly one year ago when…

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Create Talks that Move the World, with Sally Koering Zimney, This Moved Me

This Moved Me helps purpose-driven changemakers speak with confidence, clarity, and authenticity so they can create talks that move the world. Moments become movements when meaning can be transmitted from one person to another. Whether it’s the #MeToo moment, or a new era of civil rights, important ideas are spread from person to person. Humans are fortunate that we have language to convey these important ideas. However, unfortunately, many of us have preconceived ideas about what it means to speak in front of others. Many of these ideas are unhelpful. That’s where Sally Koering Zimney comes in. Sally is an award-winning speaker and a presentation coach. She helps people create…

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BONUS Interview, Sally Koering Zimney, This Moved Me

This Moved Me helps purpose-driven changemakers speak with confidence, clarity, and authenticity so they can create talks that move the world. This interview contains bonus material where Sally discusses: How she learned to be a speaker and coach. What she got wrong about coaching. Her personal mantra as a coach. How feedback can be a gift. You can find the full interview here: https://tonyloyd.com/239 Social Entrepreneurship Resources: Find the full interview with Sally Koering Zimney here: https://tonyloyd.com/239 This Moved Me: http://www.thismovedme.com Sally’s TEDx talk on being an Un-Speaker: https://youtu.be/BJLA2GeRtOc This Moved Me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thismovedme This Moved Me Talk Club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThisMovedMeTalkClub This Moved Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thismovedme This…

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Balancing Entrepreneurship with Family and Self-Care, with Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Inc. Contributor and Author of “Start, Love, Repeat”

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is a columnist for Inc.com focusing on startup life at the intersection of marriage, family, and personal well-being. She is also the author of Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Startup World. “We’re not fully acknowledging the reality of what it means to pursue a business,” Dorcas Cheng-Tozun begins. “There is so much excitement and goodness in it, and yet there is this other side to it that involves sacrifice and some measure of pain.” d.light is a global solar energy company, delivering affordable solar solutions. When Dorcas’ husband Ned co-founded d.light in 2005, Dorcas was immediately pulled into the…

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Balancing Entrepreneurship with Family and Self-Care, with Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Inc. Contributor and Author of “Start, Love, Repeat”

Turn Emotions into Action

What will you do with your emotions today? Can they be channeled for social good? President Obama has left the White House after eight years and the man who is taking his place could not be more different. No matter your political affiliation, this inauguration day is a day of strong emotions. Emotions are important. By paying attention to what evokes strong emotions in you, you learn something about your values and your life’s purpose. By Noticing Your Emotions, You Understand Your Purpose For you, what creates a sense of love, empathy, injustice, disgust or moral outrage? What kind of news stories evoke your emotions? Is it poverty? Gender equality? Income…

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Turn Emotions into Action

Best Seller List: Popular Social Entrepreneurship Books

What are the most popular social entrepreneurship books? Here is a list of the books most frequently purchased by my readers. Let me explain. I am sometimes asked how I generate revenue from the podcast Social Entrepreneur. After all, unlike many podcasts, I do not have sponsors. That is on purpose.  I’d rather have you listen to the guests instead of listening to advertisements. Culture Shift Companies, the parent company that produces Social Entrepreneur, is funded through bootstrapping. We have several streams of income: Products and services such as the Culture Shift Learning Academy Consulting One-on-one Coaching Membership Mastermind Group Affiliate Programs Here is how the affiliate process works. I provide a…

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Best Seller List: Popular Social Entrepreneurship Books

077, A 4-Step Process for Finding Your Big Social Venture Idea

Where does the idea for a social venture come from? Despite what you might think, social venture ideas are not delivered from a mountain side written on stone tablets. With perhaps rare exception, social venture ideas do not appear in a vision. Arriving at a social venture idea is not magic, however you can accelerate the process by using a systematic approach. The Desire to Start a Social Venture If you’d like to find a social venture idea, you’re not alone. According to a survey by the University of Phoenix, half of all working-age adults either own a business or they want to start a business. This is even truer for workers in…

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077, A 4-Step Process for Finding Your Big Social Venture Idea

074, Founding and Funding, Part 3 | Sonja Rossteuscher, Triple S Advisory & Consulting

Today’s founding and funding series dives into the area of funding a social venture. I am honored to be joined today by Sonja Rossteuscher of Triple S Advisory & Consulting. Having served as the Chief Financial Officer of the African Development Corporation, Sonja brings a great deal of experience in funding social enterprises at all stages of growth. Sonja took the time today to answer several questions today. In fact, I almost called this episode, “Everything you wanted to know about funding your social venture, but were afraid to ask.” Here are some questions that she tackles: What are some forms of funding that social entrepreneurs can consider? [spp-timestamp time=”6:32″]…

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074, Founding and Funding, Part 3 | Sonja Rossteuscher, Triple S Advisory & Consulting

071, Founding and Funding, Part 2 | Jesse Finfrock, Morrison & Foerster

Founding and funding a social enterprise requires several practical steps. In today’s episode of Social Entrepreneur, Jesse Finfrock of Morrison & Forester walks us through these steps. With their headquarters in San Francisco, they see a lot of startups take off and other blow up. What makes the difference? Keep in mind that Morrison & Forester is a global firm, working across a global network of 17 offices located in key technology and financial centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Their clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and leading technology and life sciences companies. Jesse works with Morrison & Forester in their impact…

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071, Founding and Funding, Part 2 | Jesse Finfrock, Morrison & Foerster

068, Founding and Funding, Part 1 | Jackie Biederman and Tony Loyd

Founding and funding a social enterprise: how do you start and what do you do? Every Friday in April we’re going to talk about practical tips to help you become a startup founder and how to fund your dreams. Today, we’re going to kick it off by discussing the series with practical advice. The series will touch on 10 different themes: Personal Development – Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management Determine my aspirations – Social impact, freelancer, join a company, found a startup, create a small/medium enterprise, system-wide change Design the business – Customer empathy, ideation, problem definition, rapid prototyping, minimally viable products, field testing Define the business – Business…

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068, Founding and Funding, Part 1 | Jackie Biederman and Tony Loyd