Lessons Learned Along the Inca Trail

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / January 29, 2014

The summer of 2009 was a difficult one: but it was one that changed everything. I was working for a public transport company and the “global economic downturn” was starting to bite. Budgets were cut, jobs were slashed — and my job was among them. But that summer was also my big adventure. My first big adventure. I’d wanted to hike the Inca Trail for years: like a…

Want a Successful Company? Start by Giving Back

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 12, 2014

In a 2010 study published in the Perspectives on Psychological Science journal, James K. Harter of Gallup, Inc. found that a low sense of well-being in employees was an indication of poor bottom-line performance. And over the course of a year, that low sense of job satisfaction results in billions of dollars in estimated profit loss in the United States alone. Happiness, or at least a positive sense of job satisfaction, is…

Budget-Friendly Ways to Give Back to the Community

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 10, 2013

Giving back to the community is an excellent way for families or local businesses to support one another and play a role in bettering their surroundings. A limited budget doesn’t have to limit the involvement individuals have with their community. When it comes to giving, time should really be the only constraint faced. There are a variety of ways people can volunteer to help the community and its…

The Surprising Connection between Business and Philanthropy

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 14, 2013

While they’re not often thought of as such, most successful charities and philanthropic organizations operate very similarly to successful businesses. Philanthropists start with an idea to improve their community or even the world rather than make a profit. But to build upon their idea, a business mindset must exist to make the charity survive. Here are a few ways philanthropists must think like businessmen in order to find…

Will Your Startup Donate 1% Equity to Charity?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 11, 2011

Many startup entrepreneurs are interested in giving back but at the same time they have the small problem of being broke! There is a good rule of thumb that says “make yours first and then give back”. Basically saying that take care of yourself and then you will be able to do way more good and give way more than if you’re struggling to even pay your own…

March Madness Charity Fundraiser

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 14, 2011

It is March Madness time again! Definitely one of our favorite times of the year so we wanted to do something here at Under30CEO for the tournament. We are holding a charity fundraiser that everyone can join and donate to a charity of their choice. 100% of all funds will be going to charity. Deadline is Thursday, March 17th How it works Step 1: Everyone is encouraged to…

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