Maryann Kerr

Maryann Kerr

When you trust your intuition and feed your curiosity you open your soul to learning that will help you soar.   According to positive psychology researcher Michelle McQuaid, lost productivity at work, as a result of “bad bosses” costs the U.S. economy alone $360B a year. Maryann Kerr is on…

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Silas Nyembe

Silas Nyembe

Know all the corners of the industry you operate in and be willing to learn from others. Silas Theophilus Busang Nyembe started engaging in the family business when he was 12 years of age working as an assistant at his aunt’s supermarket whereby he had to learn all the basics…

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Sitinee Sheffert

Sitinee Sheffert

It’s okay to take on risks or challenges yourself beyond your limits. You will never know the full extent of your potential unless you do.   Sitinee Sheffert is a social entrepreneur, blogger and speaker with a passion for empowering kids to make a difference. She is the founder of…

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Emily Berg

Emily Berg

There is not one archetypal entrepreneur and that business is actually about problem solving and creativity. It is about recognizing holes or gaps and creating solutions.   Emily Berg is the founder and CEO of Matana, a subscription box service that gives Israeli artisans a global platform to showcase their…

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CJ Scarlet

CJ Scarlet

Choosing to be mindful in all interactions with others helps me stay focused on what’s important—kindness, compassion, respect, and appreciation for the fact that everyone is fighting a hard battle. CJ Scarlet knows first-hand how violence can destroy lives. A survivor of sexual assault as a college freshman and while…

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10 Social Entrepreneurs And The Advice They Have For Us

10 Social Entrepreneurs And The Advice They Have For Us

so·cial en·tre·pre·neurs: people who establish an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change These ten social entrepreneurs answered our questions on IdeaMensch and blew us away with their stories. Read more about their organizations and how they’re making our world a better place, one organization…

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Steven Andiloro – Founder of Professional Security Solutions

Steven Andiloro - Founder of Professional Security Solutions

Take a step back, look at the bigger picture and ask yourself some questions. Steven Andiloro is an accomplished businessman in the security industry. His company, Professional Security Solutions, LLC is a highly-respected and well-established business in the North Carolina area. With his hard work, leadership and adept skill in…

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Elizabeth Pudwill – President of I Know Somebody Houston

Elizabeth Pudwill - President of I Know Somebody Houston

Do the things you are afraid to do. Elizabeth Pudwill works directly with the public on a daily basis at the Houston Chronicle as Executive Assistant to the Editor and Chronicle Reader Representative. She is all around problem solver. A solution minded woman, helping people and finding solutions is what…

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Jacquie Mahan – Co-founder and CEO of The Awesome Company

Jacquie Mahan - Co-founder and CEO of The Awesome Company

Wisdom comes from experience, mistakes, failures, successes and everything in between. Jacquie Mahan is the Co-founder and CEO of The Awesome Company, an organic custom goods brand that celebrates what you think is awesome. It’s a simple yet powerful idea that Jacquie knew would resonate with others. So she channeled…

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Joel Landau – Co-founder of The Allure Group

Joel Landau - Co-founder of The Allure Group

My advice to anyone interested in engaging in business startups or ventures is this: Don’t be afraid to take risks as “nothing ventured nothing gained.” Joel Landau is a community-minded entrepreneur with decades of experience helping companies and nonprofits which serve a human need. He is an innovator, investor, founder,…

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