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16Sep

Lessons from a corporate burnout turned social entrepreneur

The emails kept coming.

Ding.

Ding.

Ding.

It was Sunday morning and my email kept f’ing dinging. 

In 2004 I was a sales director for CareerBuilder.com. I was 34, made great money, had a whole bunch of cool dress shirts but there was one problem.

I…

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25Aug

Announcing the Social Venture Summit

If you live and breathe social entrepreneurship and want to make a difference in the world, then it’s time you got some help.  With that in mind we’re pleased to announce the details for our first ever Social Venture Summit this October. Learn how to “do good, make money”.

The Social Venture…

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14Aug

Testimonials from some social venture clients

Here are a few testimonials from some past clients. It’s always nice to work with such great people and to help them become successful and achieve their goals.

From Sasha Clines, Former Executive Director, Jeans 4 Justice:

“Jim Simcoe is a man…

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09Aug

Two steps to attract your perfect customers (and spend more time in the Ocean)

 

Attract the right customers and your social venture will thrive.  You’ll do more good, in less time, make more money and have a greater impact. It’s also easier than you think.  Attract the wrong customers and your business will be a complete train wreck of missed goals, low revenues, zero impact and total…

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31Jul

4 Tips for Social Venture Fundraising Success (Part Two)

In the first post on raising money for your social venture we covered:

Building the right investor list.

Using the right investor pitch.

Both of those elements are crucial to finding the right investors and pitching them correctly. Today we’re going to delve a little deeper into the order of…

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28Jul

4 Tips for Social Venture Fundraising Success (Part One)

Raising money for your social venture is the single hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Most people hate fundraising, aren’t that good at it and shy away from focusing on it.  That said, it sure is fun when someone gives you a $100k check as an investment in your company. Like…

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25Jul

Stuff I Love – Running a Social Venture

Quick video on why I love running a social venture. Let’s face it, being a social entrepreneur can be really challenging. You have to work your tail off and deliver a business that makes economic sense while serving the mission or cause you’ve committed to. That’s not easy so I congratulate you for…

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25Jul

Stuff I Love – Running a Social Venture

Quick video on why I love running a social venture. Let’s face it, being a social entrepreneur can be really challenging. You have to work your tail off and deliver a business that makes economic sense while serving the mission or cause you’ve committed to. That’s not easy so I congratulate you for…

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13Jul

The ultimate home office for social entrepreneurs

I live with three women (2 under the age of 10), two dogs, two cats and a fish.  Ours is a chaotic home with kids playing, dogs barking, just constant activity with the occasional broken dish. There is one place I can truly call my own where there are no American Girl dolls, legos…

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29Jun

Read This First…

I have two goals for this blog:

  1. Give you actionable advice you can use on a daily basis.
  2. Inspire you to do great things in the world.

That’s really it. You won’t find fancy graphics, cool pie charts or tons of theory here. Anything I write about is based on my direct experience and what I’ve learned…

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