5 Signs You’re a Social Entrepreneur 

A rainbow and three fists of different skin tones in front of flying cash.

You might be a social entrepreneur if you align your small business goals with supporting and advocating for big social change. Let’s see if you make the cut.

The Power of One

A peacock made of holiday lights at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI.

Confession: I cringe when I hear the saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” It’s a great way for this social content creator to lose lunch. Focus, however. That we could all hone in. Any lovely little trick or tool to help us turn off the distractions and excuses to […]

Holding Out For a Hero

Wonder Woman toy in a hero pose.

How confident are you that your business will accomplish your mission? If the question sinks in your stomach like a bowling ball, it’s a good time to revisit the brand, plan, and collaborators around you. If you don’t do it, who will? Granted, you’re not going to save the world overnight, and this enthusiastic content […]

Practice Makes Progress – Quit Aiming For Perfection

Laura Paisley Beck's red Dr Marten boots on a cobblestone street in Portugal with a calcada star.

Perfection – that glimmering mirage out on the horizon. We think we will reach some kind of elated status when we get there, yet it’s forever out of reach. For this reason, to preach perfection, in my humble opinion as a content creator for awesome change-makers, is cruel. What a way to crush our human […]

Crazy Little Thing Called Love in Business

Shalicia Johnson of ArrowStar Photography and Laura Paisley Beck of Wa'am Writes at a workshop in Madison, WI.

What does love have to do with business? Nearly everything for entrepreneurs. In a time where hate takes over the daily (and hourly) news, and the holidays remind some people of a long history in which religion was used as a powerful excuse to rewrite origin stories, justify racism and conquer land, we need to […]

7 Benefits of Cultivating Creativity and Curiosity in Business

Laura Paisley Beck creates collaborative content on her iPad with a Magic Pencil.

What makes your business stand out? Solving big problems with new solutions requires creativity and curiosity to out-imagine others. Yet how often does the business suit represent someone about to grab a paint brush? Here are seven benefits for leaders to cultivate creativity and curiosity for business success. 1 – Attract Sustainable Growth Stale doesn’t […]

3 Reasons Collaboration Works Over Competition

Joanna Johnson, Laura Paisley Beck, and Ashley Slater at an Enrollment Marketing Team party in Portland, OR.

Have you ever noticed how unhealthy competition turns smart people into primal neanderthals? Collaboration wins over competition. Laura Paisley Beck shares personal insight from decades of sales experience.