Social Enterprise

SEA Change: When We Support Social Entrepreneurs

SEA Change—The Social Enterprise Accelerator—is an organization that supports social entrepreneurs by helping them develop a sustainable business model, access funding and solidify their meaningful impact. In this episode, we talk with Lauren Edwards, director of SEA Change and owner of Next Step Business Consulting.

Lighting the Way with Eleventh Candle Co

Eleventh Candle Co is a social enterprise that seeks to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction. It is a way to employ women and empower them through work.

Celebrating Zero Waste with Tyler Bonner

Zero Waste started as an effort with the Nelsonville Music Festival, to transform how they manage waste at their festival. Thier goal? Zero Waste.

How to Drive Success with EmpowerBus

I know we’ve been digging into some serious podcasts around trafficking, but this podcast is about a different kind of traffic: transportation.

Tackling Human Trafficking with Freedom a la Cart & Paula Haines

Freedom a la Cart is a social enterprise here in Columbus, helping to provide a working environment that helps victims of human trafficking develop the skills they need to succeed.

Empowering Dreamers through DACA Time

Brook Kohn and Nathali Bertran brought their frustration with the DACA application process to the Columbus Give Back Hack — and put together a team, a wireframe, and a prototype and over a weekend for a platform that will ease the process for dreamers applying for DACA.

Transforming Entrepreneurship with the Unreal Collective & Jay Clouse

Jay Clouse brings together talented individuals, entrepreneurs, and freelancers into the Unreal Collective for a 12-week program that helps them take their project to the next level. So what is the Unreal Collective?

How the Columbus Foundation Advanced Social Entrepreneurship with Emily Savors

So it started right at the end of 2008, which was the start of the Great Recession. We became concerned that nonprofits were facing unfavorable year ends with giving decreasing, so we decided to step in… and basically help non-profits generate revenue streams.

David Shekleton & Affiliate Marketing for Good

What happens when you have a career in advertising, and you realize your work is having a negative impact? You become proactive like David Shekleton and put a new spin on affiliate marketing.

John Rush, Clean Turn & Passion Purpose Profit

Clean Turn is a demolition company with a twist: President and CEO John Rush dives deep on how to tap new avenues of employment with people formerly incarcerated, or impacted by other life challenges.