Cause and Effect: What Parenting Teaches Us About Combining Heart and Head in Purpose-Driven Business
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December 13, 2017

Cause and Effect: What Parenting Teaches Us About Combining Heart and Head in Purpose-Driven Business

The year is coming to a close and we currently have Issue Eight of Rank & File Magazine on our shelves, dedicated to the discussion of what “giving” means in…
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Shifting from Paralyzing to Powerful Entrepreneurial Mindsets
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December 4, 2017

Shifting from Paralyzing to Powerful Mindsets: The Future of Rank & File Magazine

Since I left corporate America almost two years ago to work on my own business, I have scoured the internet, taken online courses, listened to podcasts, participated in accelerator programs…
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A Social Entrepreneur Steps Into the Shoes of an Impact Investor
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November 29, 2017

A Social Entrepreneur Steps Into the Shoes of an Impact Investor

As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to view investors like celebrities or judges. They have money, they have influence, they have connections, they have opinions. (And those opinions must be right,…
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Social Enterprise Movement Shop for Good Sunday | Shop to Support Social Entrepreneurs
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November 20, 2017

Connect and Collaborate: How Rank & File is Supporting ‘Shop for Good Sunday’ and Why You Should Too

  Did you know that Americans alone spend 1 trillion dollars during the holidays? Did you also know that 60% of all online sales during Cyber Weekend last year went…
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Leaning In and Letting Go: How to Practice Clarity for Fulfilling and Effective Entrepreneurship
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October 23, 2017

Leaning In and Letting Go: How to Practice Clarity for Fulfilling and Effective Entrepreneurship

Being a social venture startup is teaching me the importance of clarity. I know, it sounds basic and even cliche. But, many entrepreneurs lack clarity without even realizing it. Clarity…
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The Powerful Effects of Connecting With Your Ecosystem | Talking and Networking to Other Humans For Your Business
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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
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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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How to Start a Business and Turn It Into a Social Impact Movement — Lessons Learned from ‘The Lean Startup’ Part 2
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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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Social Good Strategy Through the Eyes of a Movement Maker
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September 13, 2017

Social Good Strategy Through the Eyes of a Movement Maker

Who are “movement makers?” And more importantly, how do they execute powerful social good strategies? Before my interview with Morgan Dixon of GirlTrek who graces the cover of Issue No.…
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How to Use Company Values for Effective Product Development — Behind-the-Scenes with the Social Entrepreneur Team of Rank & File
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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
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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 Uncover the Human Heart Behind Your Purpose-Driven Business
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July 19, 2017

The “Power of Purpose”: How to Uncover the Human Heart Behind Your Business

If you are just joining us for the “Profound to Practical” blog series, you should know that I am in the middle of product development at Rank & File! I…
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A Rank & File Year in Review: Lessons Learned During My First 12 Months as an Purpose-driven Entrepreneur
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June 26, 2017

A Rank & File Year in Review: Lessons Learned During My First 12 Months As an Entrepreneur

Rank & File turned one-year-old a few days ago. It was quite a milestone for me as a first-time entrepreneur and so I wanted to do a bit of journaling…
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How to Tell Authentic Stories for your Business
Founder AdviceLessons Learned
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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