Start Something That Matters

Do you and your business “give back?”  Is it possible to build a profitable business that is also socially responsible?  Just ask Blake Mycoskie, he has built a profitable business that is not only socially responsible, it also gives back on a one-for-one basis and he has written a very inspiring book that encourages others to follow in his shoes.  Toms Shoes that is!

Blake is the founder of Toms Shoes and stated his company with the mission that for every pair of shoes sold; one pair would be given to children that did not have shoes.  His book entitled “Start Something That Matters” details the humble beginnings of his company, how he found his mission and how he was inspired by others.

Blake invited me to read his book and has given me an extra book to give away to someone that I think will make a difference.  I found Blake’s personal stories both heartwarming, and very down to earth.  But I don’t want to tell Blake’s story for him, I suggest that you buy a copy of his book and if you do he will also donate one book to those less fortunate.  However, if you can convince me that you are sincerely interested in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, I will send the extra free copy of Blake’s book to you.  Just post your 200 word or less description of how you plan to give back on my blog page at under the “Start Something That Matters” tab.

About craigruark

Craig A. Ruark is a freelance writer, journalist, and marketing and PR professional. In 2008, Craig became one of the first non-technical persons to become an Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council for ‘Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” (LEED AP). Over the years he has immersed himself in the subject of “sustainability” and by combining this knowledge with his expertise in marketing and advertising, has published a book titled “Marketing Your Green Side,” which is available through Amazon. Craig is an avid fitness participant, sailor, SCUBA diver, enjoys singing Karaoke, listening to jazz, and is working on his next book.
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2 Responses to Start Something That Matters

  1. Started a new philanthropic venture that is able to sell a product/service and make the financed payments, for the buyer.

    This venture is able to reduce all cost to the individual, business, and organizations.

    A game changer and economy changer.

    Blue Diamond Procurement LLC

  2. Glenn Murray says:

    Hello Craig
    Murrenhil Corporation has in the past, and will continue in the future, donate ROC Barrier systems to groups dedicated to protecting wetlands, hatcherys and sensitive areas, even the US Coast Guard Auxillary recieved some ROC Barrier, and used it in a spill situation while doing a fund raiser, have a look on US Coast Guard Testimonial. We would like to let our consumers to know, for every 50 ROC systems they order, we will donate one ROC 1000 to any non-profit organization of thier choice. The donation will show how they and Murrenhil are doing our part for the ENVIRONMENT. Help us help to protect the planets waters

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