How to Stay Profitable While Giving Back

This Is Small Business

21-11-2023 • 24 mins

Trying to figure out how to make money while giving back through your business? Learn what it takes to grow your business when the foundation of your business model is social responsibility. Andrew Glantz, the Founder & CEO of GiftAMeal, explains how he managed to make a profit out of a business centered on giving back to the community. And Heather Cameron, a social entrepreneur and Michael B Kauffman Professor of Practice at the Washington University in St. Louis, tells us how to successfully build a business model that makes that possible.


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(07:09) Andrew's insight on how to create a scalable, socially impactful business


(10:47) Andrew talks about how he got the Amazon Business grant and the importance of putting yourself out there.


(13:38) Quantifying the value and impact of your business quickly is essential for success because you'll have a compelling value proposition and make sales efforts more effective.


(17:61) Heather underscores the importance of alignment in an entrepreneur's journey and how it connects your brand with what matters to both customers and your team.


(20:56) Heather emphasizes that small business owners should think about their social impact in tandem with their business strategy.




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