How to Tell Authentic Stories for your Business
Founder AdviceFull Disclosure
June 20, 2017

Own Your Story — Lessons Learned From My Latest Experiment

A few of you may remember that I presented at the #StartingGood Social Enterprise Summit a few weeks ago. It was really the first time I truly opened up about…
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Definition of Purpose-driven Entrepreneur
Dirt Roads. Dusty ShoesFull Disclosure
June 12, 2017

Identity Crisis: Why the Social Impact Sphere Can’t Agree On a Name & Why I Don’t Care

I was in a conversation with a future contributor to Rank & File magazine the other day, and she asked me, “Why did you choose the term ‘purpose-driven’ instead of…
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Social Entrepreneurial Lessons from Thomas Edison — Who DID NOT Invent the Light Bulb
Dirt Roads. Dusty ShoesFounder Advice
June 5, 2017

Entrepreneurial Lessons from Thomas Edison — Who DID NOT Invent the Lightbulb

Spoiler alert! Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. Yet, this successful inventor and entrepreneur is often given credit to this day, why? Looking more closely at the story shows…
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Power of Exploration for Innovation in Social Good Companies - Learn How to Start a Social Enterprise
Dirt Roads. Dusty Shoes
May 31, 2017

How to Bring the Power of Exploration to Your Everyday World

“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.” ― Edith Widder   This quote has really been on my mind. With our…
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The Best Inspiring Travel and Adventure Quotes for the Purpose-driven Entrepreneur
Dirt Roads. Dusty Shoes
May 29, 2017

Adventurous Quotes Worthy of the Wall in Any Purpose-driven Office

Exploring our world leads us to ask questions and then to come up with creative ideas and innovative business solutions. It’s a messy journey -  but one that is full…
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Learn from social entrepreneur travelers on lessons learned
May 22, 2017

Travel Through Mutual Exchange: A Rank & File Contributor’s Worldwide Journey to Entrepreneurship

My phone buzzed, “Lista, I’m ready when you are!”  Kristi Hemmer’s energy was already contagious even before I had ever heard her voice. Kristi Hemmer is the founder of AWE…
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Advice for Social Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprises and Social Good Startups
Dirt Roads. Dusty ShoesFounder Advice
May 8, 2017

Starting Over At the Wrong Time In the Wrong Place: Launching a Business Outside of Your Network — A Guest Post by Hope Mills

  Starting a new business shortly after moving into an entirely new state is not advice anyone would give to a budding entrepreneur. In November 2015, I officially registered Hem…
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