Rank #1:  – How to Be Good, and Do Good with Your Money
We all know that we should BE good with our money, in terms of spending wisely to save money, and investing any spare cash we may have. But have you ever thought about how you can DO good with your money? The first time I ever really thought about this concept was during our year […] Continue Reading The post  – How to Be Good, and Do Good with Your Money appeared first on JEN GALE.
Rank #2:  – Inventshift – a global community of businesses creating positive impact
In this episode I chat to Iranthi and Jarkko, founders of Inventshift, which is a worldwide directory of social enterprises. There’s a great opportunity for you to list your business on the site, so hop over there after you’ve listened and get signed up! Here’s some of the things we talk about: * How Iranthi and Jarkko got started in social enterprise * How Inventshift works * How you can list your social enterprise on Inventshift * The crazy ups and downs of life as a social entrepreneur Useful Links: Episode 004 – Sharing tools and building futures with Chris Hellawell The Good Business Bootcamp Inventshift – Website – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – You Tube – there are some great videos here, check them out! Mighty Good Undies Plastic Whale One Ten – impact investing SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave
Rank #3:  – Imposter syndrome…
There is a certain irony to the fact that I am having an imposter syndrome moment about hitting ‘publish’ on a podcast episode about imposter syndrome. But I’m trying to embrace it, and push past it, and publish anyway. I was just writing the “Here’s what you’ll learn” heading, and had a sudden panic that […] Continue Reading The post  – Imposter syndrome… appeared first on JEN GALE.
Rank #4:  – How to create a social media strategy to grow your ethical business
I don’t know about you but I hear the words ‘social media strategy’ and I start to feel a bit panicky – I have never sat down and worked out any kind of strategy for my social media, and didn’t even really know what one was! So I decided that I really should find out, […] Continue Reading The post  – How to create a social media strategy to grow your ethical business appeared first on JEN GALE.
Rank #5:  – How to identify your time sucks and get more done in less time!
Do you wish there were more hours in the day? Do you struggle to get everything done for your social enterprise or ethical business even though when you get to the end of the day you feel like you just haven’t stopped? Then listen up! In this episode I share a really simple tool that […] Continue Reading The post  – How to identify your time sucks and get more done in less time! appeared first on JEN GALE.
Rank #6: Getting to grips with Facebook for your ethical business
I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook – I love it for how connected it can make us, and for how I can keep in touch with family and friends, but I do find that using it for my business can be more than a little frustrating at times. I’m sure we have all been […] Continue Reading The post Getting to grips with Facebook for your ethical business appeared first on JEN GALE.
Rank #7:  – Dreaming Small
In this episode I’m exploring the concept of dreaming small. I talk about some of my own aspirations, for my life and for my own business, and how I feel under pressure to aspire to something much more than that. How I feel like I should be wanting to build a 7 figure business with a big team around me, that enables me to buy a massive house, or to holiday on a hot sun-kissed beach every other month. Whereas in reality, I would love for us to take more holidays, but in our family caravan, where we would probably spend more time than we might like to playing “UNO” while it rains outside. I’m not sure if it’s just me who feels this way, who feels under pressure to “keep up with the Jones'” and to build a business that is actually based on someone else’s definitions of success. I’m sure it can’t be just me, so I wanted to put this out there, in case you too feel anxious when you see those Facebook ads for the 6 figures launches and the 7 figure businesses. When you see people post on social media about the ‘hustle’. If you feel under pressure to be seen to be succeeding in a way that society recognises as ‘success;, but that maybe deep down isn’t what you aspire to. I feel quite vulnerable putting this out there. What if it is just me who feels this way? What if me saying this is just a convenient way for my subconscious to persuade me that it’s ok to not be constantly pushing for more, and therefore stay nice and safe in my comfort zone? What if by saying this, I miss out on opportunities to work with amazing ethical entrepreneurs who DO want to build global empires for good? As is evident in this introduction, and in the podcast itself, this is something I am still processing, something I am still trying to work out. But maybe that’s the important bit – thinking about it. Challenging myself to make it a conscious decision to choose my own thought out version of success. How about you? What do you aspire to? What kind of life do you want to lead? And how does your “good business” fit into your “good life”? Useful links: – Episode 042 – How to measure and communicate your social impact with Kat Lucock – Episode 007 – 2020 Vision If any of this post or this episode has resonated with you, and you’re looking for some help to get clear on your own version of ‘success’ and ‘good business’, do drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how we might be able to work together to build your very own Good Life.
Rank #8:  – How to sell without feeling icky…
Does ‘selling’ make you feel icky ,and uncomfortable? Maybe even a little bit queasy…? I know that it does for me. I’ve been putting together a sales page for a new group coaching course I’m launching, and even typing the words ‘sales page’ makes me feel uncomfortable. In this solo episode I share some of […] Continue Reading The post  – How to sell without feeling icky… appeared first on JEN GALE.
Rank #9: How to measure and communicate your social impact (aka how to show how awesome your business is!)
I don’t know about you but when I hear people talking about measuring impact, I immediately start to feel a little bit overwhelmed. It makes me panic that I should have a set of spreadsheets and graphs and lots of numbers crunched ready for people to pore over. But if we’re businesses that are focussed on having a POSITIVE impact, then we need to be able to get some measure of that impact, and to be able to communicate that to our customers or clients. In this episode I chat to Kat Lucock, founder of Share Impact, who is on a mission to help social entrepreneurs identify, measure and communicate their impact, so that they can attract more customers and grow their businesses. Kat has a really down to earth approach, and keeps it really simple, which I love, and she really helps to de-mystify measuring impact, and make it seem really achievable (and desirable!) for all of us to do. Here’s some of the things we discuss: * What Kat does at Share Impact and how she got there * Kat’s ‘Whys’ * The three different areas that Kat would love to create social impact in with her business * How Kat is ensuring that her business is aligned to the things that matter to her, and why she’s not overly concerned about the formal structure of her business as a social enterprise * What ‘impact’ and specifically ‘social impact’ means, and why that is different for each business and social enterprise * Why we need to think holistically in terms of ‘impact’ with respect to social, environmental and financial impact * WHY being able to communicate our impact is so important * Start with the end in mind – who do you need to report your impact to, and therefore what information might you need to collect * The importance of story-telling in making connections and communicating your social impact * The difference between outcomes and impact * Some quick and easy ways to make a start on measuring impact * Mistakes to avoid * Kat’s top three tips for measuring and communicating your impact * How and where to find support Useful Links: Share Impact – Website – Podcast – Facebook page – Facebook group – Twitter – Linked In Solutions for the Planet School for Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up course Survey Monkey – free tool for questionnaires Canva – for ma...
Rank #10:  – Why you should be using crowdfunding for your ethical or social business, and how to do it
Finding funding to get your ethical or social business off the ground, or to develop a new project can be a tricky thing to do. One option that more and more people are looking at is crowdfunding, and in this episode I interview crowdfunding consultant Jes Bailey from Crowdfund 360 to find out why she […] Continue Reading The post  – Why you should be using crowdfunding for your ethical or social business, and how to do it appeared first on JEN GALE.