The beauty of launching your own business is that you can do anything you like. If you’ve always wanted to make beautiful drawer liners, now’s your chance! There is a market for just about anything, so entrepreneurs can let their creativity run wild.
Another beautiful part of being a business owner is that you and your business will leave a mark on the world. It doesn’t matter if you have an office full of employees or work from your kitchen table. Putting yourself out into the world creates a ripple effect. Your friends and family see what you’re doing and can’t help but be inspired. Your old coworkers may follow your business and make the leap to live out their own passions. By being brave and going for it, you give others the permission to do the same.
With such a responsibility on our shoulders, it’s important to create businesses that we are truly proud of, and in order to do so, we have to do good in the world. If you are a HER Magazine reader, then you know you’re not just out to make some quick money at all costs. You want a sustainable business that makes a difference. You love your work and just want to make the impact you know you were born to make.
So how can you do that? There are loads of options, and they don’t all cost money. Don’t wait to make some real change until you’ve earned your first million. You can start today.
Donate a Portion of Your Sales
This is one of the easiest ways to start giving back to the world. Determine a set amount of money that you would like to donate to a cause or charity you believe in. You could donate a set amount each month or a percentage of your profits.
You could also develop a special product or service that raises money for a cause. For example, create a limited time shirt that will raise money for your charity.
As a mompreneur, I’ve chosen to donate a portion of my profits to a charity that serves mothers and babies in Syria. Find a cause you love and start today.
Donate Your Expertise
If you are bootstrapping every part of your business and just don’t have any extra funds right now, it’s okay. You can still give back in a meaningful way. Schedule a day to donate some of your knowledge.
Go speak at your local high school or Boys and Girls Club. Offer to tutor kids after school or mentor women looking for jobs. Your knowledge is your power, so share it with the world.
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