The best entrepreneurs are those who solve problems for the world, not just for their wallets.
- Richard Branson
👤 The New Face Of Entrepreneurship
Listen up folks, it's time to clear the air on a widespread misunderstanding...
Running a business is not solely about raking in profits, being greedy, or exploiting the little guy.
Nowadays, businesses have the potential to be so much more than just money-making machines. We have the power to make a positive impact on society and the environment, and it's never been easier.
And guess who's leading the way? That's right, us entrepreneurs. We don't have to deal with the suffocating bureaucracy or red tape that other industries face. We get to take risks, experiment, and push the boundaries of what's possible.
Obstacles and setbacks? Pshh, we handle those like it's just another day of the week. If anyone's going to improve this world for the better it's gonna be us.
👣 Hippy Feet
Today we’re highlighting one business in particular that's leading the charge right here in Minneapolis.
Hippy Feet, A sock-wear company founded in 2016 by Michael Mader and Sam Harper, is a true embodiment of a purpose-driven business that's shaking things up.
Their transitional employment program has been a game-changer for 100's of homeless youth in our community, offering them a chance to not only earn a living but also build connections and gain access to essential resources that will ultimately help them land full-time employment.
🌎 Making An Impact
Not only are they providing job opportunities for homeless youth, they've also raised over $66,000 for non-profits supporting the homeless by donating 50% of their profits in 2022.
And to top it all off, they're also doing their part to save the planet too.
They've saved a whopping 27 million gallons of water and kept over 6,000 pounds of material out of landfills by using recycled materials in their products.
As entrepreneurs, it's our responsibility to use our businesses as a force for good. And Hippy Feet is a shining example of how just 1 idea can make a positive impact on thousands of lives.
Let's follow in their footsteps and build businesses that help make the world a better place.
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