Mon, 26 September 2016
Follow Your Values
Introducing Caroline Duell and All Good Products
There is often reluctance to jump into business if you are passionate about the environment and social issues. Capitalism has been a tool for the greedy over the last few hundred years and at the expense of people and the planet. However, just because others have abused capitalism doesn’t mean that is the only way business gets done.
Caroline Duell is the entrepreneur behind All Good Products. Like many who are passionate about social issues and the environment, Caroline was also reluctant to jump into the business world. In the late 90’s, Caroline was living with her future husband on an organic farm in Northern California. As a massage therapist and a rock-climbing instructor, Caroline needed a product to her hands between jobs. She ended up developing a balm from some of the herbs on her farm. She gave away her balm to friends and her massage and rock-climbing customers. After moving to another part of California, Caroline had planned to move on to other things but the calls kept coming in and she reluctantly started All Good Products in 2006. Her reluctance was due to the idea that she might have to compromise her values, which is something she has never had to do (especially after becoming a B Corp in 2009).
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see how you can be both a capitalist and also be socially and environmentally minded without having to compromise.
In this episode
- All Good Products on Facebook
- All Good Products on Twitter
- All Good Products on Instagram
Direct download: BP116CarolineDuell.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:43pm -04
Mon, 19 September 2016
The Future is Coming
Introducing Paul French and Innovation & Technology Today
Thomas Fuller once said, “He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.” Though we may be uneasy about where the advances of technology will take us, the future is coming and it is best to understand where we might be going.
This week, the Boiling Point welcomes Paul French. Paul is the Managing Editor of Innovation and Tech Today, a national quarterly magazine that features columns, essays, and interviews with scientists, celebrities, and business leaders. The latest fall issue includes Michael Fassbender, Michio Kaku, Mark Hamill, and more. We brought Paul in to speak about all things futuristic.
For all those thinking about technology and the future, this is your episode.
In this episode
- Innovation and Tech Today Website
- Innovation and Tech Today Twitter
- Innovation and Tech Today Facebook
- Innovation and Tech Today Linked In
- Innovation and Tech Today Instagram
Direct download: BP115PaulFrench.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:06pm -04
Mon, 12 September 2016
A Solution for Every Challenge
Introducing Steve Goddard and Resilia Medical Solutions
Everyone remembers having an unfortunate urinary accident when they were young. Not only is it uncomfortable, but also embarrassing. Most of us grow past these challenges as we learn to better control our bladders. However, some women can be reacquainted to this problem many years down the line and through no fault of their own. One in five women experience urinary incontinence stemming from motherhood, age, etc. Currently, the only solutions are surgical in extreme circumstances, or some sort of pad or diaper. However, today’s Boiling Point guest, Steve Goddard, is the CEO of a company with another discrete solution.
Steve is the CEO of Resilia Medical Solutions and his company’s product Uresta is a small item made of medical grade plastic, which is inserted into the vagina and applies pressure to a woman’s urethra and blocks the passage of unwanted urine. The product was developed by Dr. Scott Farrell, an Urogynaecologist from Dalhousie University when he noticed that most of his patients who suffered from FUI were not in need of a surgical solution, but didn’t have a good solution to their problem.
This problem is not just a stigma or quality of life issue; its health effects can be spiraling. Check out this episode to see how there is a solution for every problem if you take the time to fix it.
In this episode
- Resilia Medical Solutions Website
Direct download: BP114SteveGoddard.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 3:13pm -04
Mon, 5 September 2016
Best FOR the World
Introducing Bryan Welch and B The Change Media
Those of you who are repeat listeners of the Boiling Point know about the swelling B Corp movement and how it uses business as a catalyst for doing good in the world. This week’s guest, Bryan Welch, has a plan to spread the word of this movement even further with his new company B The Change Media.
Bryan has made a career in magazine publishing since the mid-70s. During his career he transformed a declining publisher of two rural-lifestyle magazines to a dynamic, growing multi-media company with 9 magazine titles and numerous websites and ancillary products with millions of readers. Bryan first got the idea for telling stories about businesses doing good in the world about ten years ago, but at the time it was hard to distinguish companies with genuine commitments versus those making marketing plays. However, the introduction of the B Lab assessment tool gave him objective evidence in order to proceed with his plan.
While other magazines on business assess companies on their ability to rapidly acquire wealth through lists like the “Fortune 500”, Bryan is currently working on his own designation, “Best for the World”.
Learn all about B The Change Media and Best for the World in this week’s edition of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
Direct download: BP113BryanWelch.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:47pm -04