relation media is a business for good.
The world is on fire and needs help.
And I wanted to run a business.
So now I use my business as a business for good.
what is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is a business that provides a good or service while improving the wellbeing of people, communities and areas. The two are simultaneous and inseparable. Many social enterprises, like Relation Media, measure multiple bottom lines: like profits, social impact and environmental impact.
what is relation media's social mission?
In our work around social media marketing, we aim to close the theory-knowledge-application gap in online communications.
As a business, we seek to create positive and sustainable economic opportunities for all, and particularly marginalized people.
My specialty though is getting other businesses on board with being a social enterprise in large and small ways, so more businesses become businesses for good.
So what's our impact?
The proof is in the work. Our impact and continuing commitments:
We removed the use of paper business cards reducing waste.
We moved over 90% of our processes to digital platforms to eliminate printing.
We decreased in person meeting days to maximum two per week, eliminating commuting for 104 days out of the year.
In our 3 years in business, we have provided a minimum 60 hours of pro bono work per year to not-for-profits, charities, and low income individuals who can't afford a consultant.
We donate all time talking with any business owners on how to become a social enterprise.
We do volunteer speaking engagements with schools and youth on entrepreneurship.
Every year we have mandated anti-racism, decolonization, pro-reconciliation training.
We default to buying local (within 10km) for all products and services.
We offer sliding scale payments to those who cannot or cannot fully afford a consultant.
We offer deferred payments with no interest or terms in response to the COVID pandemic.
We intentionally price our services and products low compared to industry standards to remain accessible.
We make monthly donations to not-for-profits and charities.
We pay to participate with other groups so they can expand the world of social enterprises.
And here's how we can connect:
If this is something you're interested in,
then I'd like to encourage you to purchase a copy of my book, Just Good Business: A Practical Guide to Every Business Being a Business For Good. You can purchase it here through Amazon.