How a serial entrepreneur built an iconic brand that donates shoes to children around the world for every pair sold.

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About TOMS

In 2006, Blake Mycoskie took some time off to immerse himself in Argentinian culture. It was during this trip that he learned about the devastating impact of poverty, particularly how the inability to afford shoes can prevent children from attending schools and safely accessing water. Blake also learned that existing…

Resources and tips to help aspiring entrepreneurs explore and discover new business opportunities.

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Credit: Curiosity Sphere

Sometimes one of the hardest things about being an entrepreneur is coming up with a business idea. Sure, disruptive technologies and unmet customer needs are the best ways to identify business opportunities, but may be too broad for anyone who is stuck in a creativity rut.

Here are 6 frameworks…

Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of Veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week.

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The first day of November marks a the beginning of National Veterans Small Business Week. Here are 8 statistics that highlight the impact of military Veteran entrepreneurs on the U.S. economy.

$1 Trillion

There are nearly 1.8 million military Veteran entrepreneurs and their businesses generate around $1 trillion in annual receipts.

4 Million Jobs

In…

Impress that special someone with a thoughtful gift while also supporting a talented indie creator and small business.

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Supply chain bottlenecks and rising costs aren’t just hurting our wallets this year, they’re also hurting small businesses. Support indie creators and small businesses with these 4 holiday gift ideas.

1. Gift Cards

Search for small businesses on websites like Square’s Give & Get Local directory or Yelp to find local businesses and…

Stella

Small business advocate and consultant + curious explorer. More about me at stellamin.com.

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