Source My Garment: Sustainable Garment Manufacturing Meets Technology

Source My Garment

When you put on a piece of clothing, do you ever stop to consider who it was made by?

This is the question Adila (Dee) Cokar found herself asking more and more, and it eventually brought her to this place – the founding of Source My Garment, a company that sources sustainable garment manufacturers in Asia and connects them to designers and labels throughout North America. Dee’s business is mission driven: to improve the working conditions of garment workers while creating opportunities for North American labels to access ethical, cost effective manufacturing solutions.
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So you want to build an app?

So you want to build an app?

So it’s finally time to build your first app. Whether the app is just a part of your business (like an easier way to access information) or if it is the core of your business (like instagram), before you discuss your idea with a developer or engineer, you should start with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before you really discuss your app in detail – while most developers aren’t out to steal ideas, it can certainly help to avoid any misunderstandings. While several templates are available online, it may be best to consult with a legal professional – especially if your app idea is your business.
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99 Problems – But a Pitch Ain’t One

99 Problems - But a Pitch Ain't One

So many things can go wrong in business.  Companies with great products, services, and people can and do fail.  This can be for a number of reasons: poor cashflow, poor marketing, or some external force.  But in many cases failure can be attributed to a few simple things.  Sometimes, it can be something as simple as lack of a clear message.  This is why your pitch is critical.
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Trends in Social Enterprise November 2015

Trends in Social Enterprise November 2015

As we head into the end of the year, many entrepreneurs will take this as a time for reflecting on both business successes, as well as reflecting on new opportunities to engage with in the new year.  We want to take this time to summarize some of the top trends that we have seen in social enterprise over the last year, and provide insight on which we consider to be the most successful.
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