You Don’t Have to Pay with Your Suffering
I used to be mystified when people didn’t leap. Risk, schmisk. I’d been through a lot of shit. All the horror, all the anguish — I survived it all. So I knew I could survive it again. So, when I was 21 and wanted to start a coffee shop with zero help? What’s the worst…
Automatically Track the Dollar Value of Your Pro Bono Work and Scholarships
Business Tip for Culture Makers #409: Track Your Culture-Making Metrics and Quantify the Value of Your Pro Bono Work A lot of our effort and work is invisible — sometimes, even to us. We help out here and there, and if we’re working pro-bono we might be scrambling for time, which means that sometimes our…
“How Do I Price for Affordability?” and “How Do I Make My Prices More Accessible?” are The Wrong Questions
The only right answer to those questions is “lower your prices”, which can be a disaster for under-earning and start-up entrepreneurs — yet doesn’t necessarily create more economic justice. And economic justice is the point. As a business development coach, I work with seriously principled people. They are specifically committed to building businesses with justice…
Books I Read in 2020
My 2020 Reading List I read. A LOT. I also get asked a lot for book recommendations, so I decided to wrap up 2020 with a list of all of the books I read (or attempted to read) this year. Some of these books have significantly influenced my thinking and ideas. Maybe they’ll add creative…
Business, Capitalism, and Money Guilt. A Cure.
Business and capitalism are not the same thing.
Business Tip for Culture Makers #731: Fonts are a Social Impact Opportunity
We all use fonts in our businesses, so there’s an opportunity make a feminist font choice by selecting fonts created by under-represented typeface designers
FLEB Marketing Tactic #10 Testimonials as Triggers
Client testimonials are not an honest indicator of real outcomes for most people, and you don’t need these unjust social triggers to hit your income goals.
FLEB Marketing Tactic #9 Social Triggers = Social Conditions
Using social triggers as sales devices without evaluating potential impact = leveraging injustice to create profit.