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Business with Purpose

Oct 18, 2017

Imagine a situation in which you are literally in the middle of the Gobi desert (AKA: the middle-of-nowhere OF the middle-of-nowhere) and you are carrying two million dollars in cold hard cash. Seems crazy, right? Not too crazy for Matt Scanlan and his business partner Diederik. To be honest, Matt's story of how...


Oct 11, 2017

Picture this: I am a year out of college and I'm having a full-blown panic attack on the floor of my room because I suddenly realize that I'm $36,000 in consumer credit card debt. I realized the gravity of the financial mistakes I'd made and I was embarrassed, ashamed, and I had no idea what to do. Over the next few...


Oct 4, 2017

It's been reported that there are nearly 40 million slaves in the world today. There are more slaves today than during the entire 400 years of the trans-atlantic slave trade. When we say the word "slaves" we are talking about men, women, and children who are caught up in the horrors of human trafficking. It's a...


Sep 27, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the term "fast fashion"? When I first heard it, I had zero clue what it meant. By definition, "the term “fast fashion” refers to a phenomenon in the fashion industry whereby production processes are expedited in order to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as...


Sep 20, 2017

FACT. In the Los Angeles area alone, 10 metric tons of plastic fragments are carried into the Pacific Ocean every day. The average American throws away 185 pounds of plastic every year. It can take anywhere from 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade. Instead of saying "Oh man, those statistics are staggering... someone...