President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion federal omnibus spending legislation into law on January 17, 2014. The 1582-page omnibus bill represents a $1.1 trillion compromise that guarantees continued funding and operation of federal government programs, including important services for social enterprises and their constituencies, until October 2014.
The brief end-of-year season is closing and I find myself shifting to a January spirit for reflection, planning, and setting the pace for the incoming year. Recently, I’ve run across a few ideas that I’m incorporating into my annual reflection and planning. 1. New Year’s Revolutions, instead of Resolutions. Cute
Shift from “end of year” thinking to “year round” action by listening to the song-cycle of your social enterprise mission, message, and means of connecting and engaging your stakeholders.
A quote is making the socmed rounds today, attributed to Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn, “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” The point is iterate fast and release often. Hmmm…yeah, right, but. I’m a business owner and a (perhaps some
My sustainability and social enterprise circles know my habits and peeves all too well, particularly during this time of year, as sincere holiday celebrations of gratitude give way to mindless consumption for the sake of consuming. Everywhere I turn (my inbox, my social media feeds, etc.) I seem to encounter