The Powerful Effects of Connecting With Your Ecosystem | Talking and Networking to Other Humans For Your Business
Blog Series: People's InnovationFounder Advice
October 16, 2017

The Powerful Effects of Connecting With Your Ecosystem (AKA Talking to Other Humans)

I have gone through more aha moments and powerful mindset shifts in the last eight weeks than the last eight months combined. And, pieces of advice that I remember hearing…
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Social Entrepreneur Startup Pitch Event
Founder AdviceLessons Learned
October 11, 2017

Confessions of a Social Entrepreneur: What I Learned from My Very First Startup Pitch Event

Yesterday, I pitched Rank & File for the first time to a panel of “mock investors.” I’ve been against startup pitch events in the past and brushed them off as…
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Online Business Networking for Social Entrepreneurs
Blog Series: People's InnovationFounder Advice
October 9, 2017

Dear Rank & File Reader — My Thoughts on Business Networking for Social Impact Entrepreneurs

Dear Rank & File Reader, Do you hate traditional business networking as much as I do? It’s funny because I absolutely hate the mingle, small talk with absolute strangers thing,…
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Social Entrepreneurship Quotes
Blog Series: People's InnovationLeadership
September 27, 2017

Social Entrepreneurship Quotes That Inspire Movement Making ― A Curated List for the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur

I love quotes, especially social entrepreneurship quotes that get to the heart behind what it truly means to lead a purpose-driven business. Not all social entrepreneurship quotes do this. Some…
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Structure: Innovative Leadership Models to Spark Systems of Social Change
Blog Series: People's InnovationLeadership
September 20, 2017

Structure: Innovative Leadership Models to Spark Systems of Social Change

Do you personally know an innovative leader — someone who is a catalyst in their organization? If so, you know that this person is inspirational, motivational and just plain fun…
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How to Start a Business and Turn It Into a Social Impact Movement — Lessons Learned from ‘The Lean Startup’ Part 2
Blog Series: People's InnovationFounder AdviceLessons Learned
September 18, 2017

How to Start a Business and Turn It Into a Social Impact Movement — Lessons Learned from ‘The Lean Startup’ Part 2

If you have been struggling to start a business that achieves social impact and financial sustainability, it's possible that your small business idea lacks movement-making potential. In other words, it…
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People's Innovation: A New 'Full Disclosure' Blog Series
Blog Series: People's Innovation
September 11, 2017

People’s Innovation: A New ‘Full Disclosure’ Blog Series

“I think innovation happens all around us, and the moment we stop recognizing, that is the moment we lose our edge,” said Morgan Dixon in her interview for Issue No.…
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Learn How to Delight Your Customer
LeadershipLessons Learned
August 30, 2017

Delighting Your Customer at Every Touch Point — A Lesson From My Hospitality Days

Have you ever heard of the concept “Delighting Your Customer?” Greeting a customer by name, anticipating their needs, empathizing with their point of view, offering a warm farewell. These are…
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How to Use Company Values for Effective Product Development — Behind-the-Scenes with the Social Entrepreneur Team of Rank & File
Blog Series: Profound to PracticalFounder Advice
August 16, 2017

Using Company Values for Effective Product Development: Behind-the-Scenes with Rank & File

After getting really clear on your company values, and putting them into actionable value statements, it’s time to use them. (If you haven’t done that yet, click here to read…
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Global Social Impact Accelerator Program for Purpose-driven Entrepreneurs
Founder Advice
July 24, 2017

If You Could Move to Canada, Would You?

There are three BIG things that I had to figure out last year: starting a social impact company, getting married and moving to a new country. It was an exciting…
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“The Power of Purpose”: How to Build a Solid Foundation for Your Social Impact Plans
Blog Series: Profound to Practical
July 20, 2017

“The Power of Purpose”: How to Build a Solid Foundation for Your Social Impact Plans

In part one of this post, I shared how uncovering the heart of our businesses is the first step toward tapping into “the power of purpose.”  And, how understanding what…
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A New Way to Look at Strategy and How It’s Guiding Me Through Product Development
Blog Series: Profound to Practical
July 17, 2017

A New Way to Look at Strategy and How It’s Guiding Me Through Product Development

As Rank & File grows, I’ve been reflecting on how our magazine serves you, the reader, and how this aligns with the forward vision that I have for the company.…
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