Let's do business for good.
The world is on fire and needs help.
And I wanted to run a business.
So now I use my business as a business for good.
What is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is a business that provides a good or service while
improving the wellbeing of people, communities and areas. The two are simultaneous and inseparable. Many social enterprises, like mine, measure multiple bottom lines: like profits, social impact and environmental impact.
So what's my mission?
In my work around social media marketing, I aim to close the theory-knowledge-application gap in online communications.
As a business, I seek to create positive and sustainable economic opportunities for all, and particularly marginalized people.
My specialty though is getting other businesses on board with being a social enterprise in large and small ways, so more businesses become businesses for good.
What's my impact?
The proof is in the work. My impact and continuing commitments:
I removed the use of paper business cards reducing waste.
I moved over 90% of my processes to digital platforms to eliminate printing.
I decreased in person meeting days to maximum two per week, eliminating commuting for 104 days out of the year.
I purchase locally as a default to decrease emissions from transportation.
In my 3 years in business, I have provided a minimum 60 hours of pro bono work per year to not-for-profits, charities, and low income individuals who can't afford a consultant.
I donate all time talking with any business owners on how to become a social enterprise.
I do volunteer speaking engagements with schools and youth on entrepreneurship.
Every year I have mandated anti-racism, decolonization, pro-reconciliation training.
I default to buying local (within 10km) for all products and services.
I offer sliding scale payments to those who cannot or cannot fully afford a consultant.
I offer deferred payments with no interest or terms in response to the COVID pandemic.
I intentionally price services and products low compared to industry standards to remain accessible.
I make monthly donations to not-for-profits and charities.
I pay to participate with other groups so they can expand the world of social enterprises.
I'm offering a scholarship to young queer business students.
And here's how we can connect:
If this is something you're interested in,
then I'd like to encourage you to purchase a copy of my book, Just Good Business: A Practical Guide to Every Business Being a Business For Good. You can purchase it here through Amazon.