Stories of challenge and success from small businesses that are a force for good.
There is a growing community of entrepreneurs that find inspiration, meaning and success by using business as a force for good. Many of them identify as impact, social ventures, or mission-driven business owners and they are out to build a better future for us all... and make a healthy living doing it. This podcast is a collection of interviews with small business owners sharing their stories of hard-won lessons, relatable inspiration and actionable insights.
Eric Franzo and the Purposely team help companies find volunteer opporunities for their employees. They facilitate and coordinate purpose-built events that bring employees from local companies to help nonprofits with ambitious projects. Purposely is a startup that is finding its place, in part, with the generosity of people in the impact business world who recognize the contribution that they are determined to make.
Carolyn Wiliams owns and runs The Bar Method fitness studio in Vancouver. Navigating the COVID years provided her with a number of lessons in "rolling with the punches." She shares how she kept her head above water and found the strength to keep moving forward in the face of multiple "character-building opportunities."
IndigenEYEZ, led by Kelly Terbasket, is drawing on her syilx heritage to engage in a spiral of transformation by rebuilding relationships between indigenous communities through arts-based facilitation (as established by Partners for Youth Empowerment, PYE Global). She experienced big leaps in her journey as a result of participating in Social Venture Institute events and later getting support from Purppl.
Together we'll explore stories of challenge and success using business as a force for good: impact businesses. We will get to know the people and the projects that are solving real-world problems and earning a living doing it. Let's tune in to hear business owners share their hard-earned wisdom and relatable inspiration.