Ideation is the process of developing the foundation of a business as part of a continuous innovation framework. Using lean startup principles, this means determining the feasibility, desirability, and viability of new … [Read more...] about The Five Most Valuable Things to Do in Ideation
Since COVID-19 has affected us, not only as a nation but as a human race, this week’s theme of community seems fitting. During this long span of isolation and quarantine, many of us have found ourselves further from our … [Read more...] about Join our Social Entrepreneur Community!
We are re-launching our social entrepreneur accelerator program and community! For those who may remember, we were all set to evaluate applications and start our program in May. We were not ready for a pandemic, and we could … [Read more...] about Acceleration Program and Community Is Now Open!
Last week, we received the approval from the New Mexico Secretary of State on our new articles of incorporation as a Benefit Corporation! Many states have enabled this option, and in the legislative session at the beginning … [Read more...] about We Are a Benefit Corporation!
According to the Social Enterprise Alliance, social entrepreneurs work to solve critical social problems and address basic unmet needs through innovation. Their entrepreneurial endeavors create system change, … [Read more...] about Mentoring Social Entrepreneurs
Startup founders often believe that determination and hard work are all that's needed to ensure the success of their startups. While these are both important, they are not a substitute for the experiential knowledge that … [Read more...] about The Impact of Mentoring on Startup Success
The current pandemic has many more people teleworking and adapting business to the virtual environment. We are invited to participate in a growing number of live streams, Zoom meetings, and panel discussions. Along with these … [Read more...] about Building Effective Virtual Mentoring Relationships
Entrepreneurial mentoring is not as easy as some may think. Entrepreneurs have an idea, and they are eager to convert it into a growing business. Mentors have startup experiences, and they are enthusiastic about sharing their … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurial Mentoring is Mutual Learning
Jerry Seinfeld said, "You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That's how you know you're still alive." We have been very motivated lately with unexpected challenges! No different than any other startup, Santa Fe … [Read more...] about Santa Fe Innovates: A Program Update
Social enterprise startups are businesses with specific social objectives and a meaningful purpose. Accordingly, social enterprises reinvest profits into their business and … [Read more...] about The Importance of Community for Social Enterprise Startups