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Jen Cole: “Impact Won’t Happen if You Can’t Put in the Time”

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Meet Jen Cole, an unstoppable woman of many talents. As our Phoenix Office Assistant, she has led the charge on keeping our home base immaculately clean and organized (Post-Its everywhere!) As a SEED SPOT alumna and co-founder of Young Artist Society, Jen empowers students to be intentional community leaders…

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Darrell Kidd: “Discomfort is Where Student Growth Takes Place”

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager If you haven’t met Darrell Kidd yet, he’s a force to be reckoned with. He deserves a trophy… or maybe just a good night’s sleep. He’s a husband, a father, a two-time entrepreneur and small business owner, a high school teacher at MET Professional Academy that deploys SEED SPOT…

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5 Years In: SEED SPOT’s Vision of Impact for 2018

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Happy 2018 SEED SPOT family! What are your resolutions for making 2018 the best year yet? This year, we’re focusing on community, growth, and impact. Over the past 5 years, we have empowered entrepreneurs of all ages. As we look towards 2018, our vision is to further unleash our…

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13 Alumni Pitched to 500+ Attendees at 5-Year DEMO DAY

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Five years, 421 adult alumni, 1,600 high school alumni, $10.2 million raised in capital, 2.2 million lives impacted, and ONE incredible event to celebrate it all. Last week, 500+ members of the Phoenix startup community packed the historic Orpheum Theatre to cheer on 13 high school and adult alumni…

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Giving Thanks for the Whirlwind Year of 2017

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Is anyone else freaked out that it’s the end of November? Where has this year gone?! Every Thanksgiving, the SEED SPOT team stops to reflect and give thanks for the progress of the past year. And we can’t deny it – 2017 has been BIG. This past year has…

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Why Teaching SEED SPOT Makes Me a Better Business Owner

By: Carla Rivera-Cruz, High School Teacher at Western School of Science & Technology and Founder of CRC Education Services, LLC If you’ve ever taught in the K-12 setting, you’ve probably experienced a “practice what you preach” moment. What do I mean by that? Have you ever interrupted your own lesson to lecture your students about…

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2-Day Launch Camps: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager If you follow SEED SPOT on social media, you may have seen some fliers about our upcoming 2-Day Launch Camps in Tampa Bay, Florida (11/9-11/10) and Santa Barbara, California (11/15-11/16). But what exactly are these events and why do they matter? SEED SPOT 2-Day Launch Camps support early-stage entrepreneurs…

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The Path to Becoming a Certified B Corporation® for Social Entrepreneurs

By: Colleen Dyble, Vita Global, Inc. Founder “The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet.” – Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia Global business trends show…

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SEED SPOT Alum, Delighted By Hummus, Scores a Deal on Shark Tank

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager On Sunday, October 15th, SEED SPOT alumna and founder of Delighted By Hummus, Makenzie Marzluff, was submerged into ABC’s Shark Tank to score a potential investment deal from a panel of billionaire investors. After pitching her innovative dessert hummus (that’s still made from chickpeas), Makenzie received offers from Mr.…

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What Your Bank Won’t Tell You About Business Credit

By: Darryl Johnson, CEO of Business Credit Works Did you know that the world’s 10 largest banks lent $44.7 billion to small businesses in 2014? While that may seem like a lot, that amount is down 38% from a peak of $72.5 billion lent in 2006. Big banks are making far fewer loans to small…

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