Last Updated: 11/25/2021
Hi Ladies and Gents,
Welcome to Thursday here at Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises – AND TODAY IS THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE U.S.! That means Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner...but please, don’t even get me started on that rant! Today is supposed to be a day to give thanks and be grateful for all the good things we have in life. As I have mentioned before, although Thanksgiving is such a big holiday in the U.S. (and, although I am currently living in China, I am from the U.S.), I have had mixed feelings my whole life about Thanksgiving and how it is celebrated. In case anyone is unclear as to what I am talking about, the first Thanksgiving Feast, often told as the story of the Pilgrims in what is probably one of the most "mainstream" versions* of the story, didn't end happily for all parties involved. As the story goes, the Pilgrims - religious outcasts from Europe - arrived on the east coast of North America, nearly starved through their first winter, and almost lost their colony as the result of this. Finally, as the seasons started to change and the weather started warming up, the locals decided that maybe it couldn't hurt to reach out to these people, who were clearly floundering around trying to stay alive in this new (to them) foreign land, and show them the ropes of surviving and thriving in the Western Hemisphere. As the result of this, during the next harvest season the Pilgrims threw a huge feast to thank the locals for their kindness and generosity. Sugar coat it (or not) however you want - fast forward 400 years and, of course, it is no secret what happened next. The Pilgrims' "thank you" feast ended up becoming a "thank you" at the expense of what would be numerous Native American Nations in the end of the day. A very one sided "thankfulness" ideology to build a holiday all about thankfulness and gratefulness around in my opinion, but that’s what happened nonetheless! I have fought with the idea internally for a while, but the older I get, and the more I think about it, none of us can change the past – but we do have the potential to change our futures. Being aware of the truth behind Thanksgiving is a start to all of this. And giving thanks and being thankful for all the good we have in this world and all the good potential tucked away within ourselves, I am still going with generally being a good thing! The trick is now to spread this message, live this message, make it real. Make the future a brighter place for everyone because of our thankfulness! Don’t hoard the wealth! Be good moving forward! Right the wrongs of the past by moving forward TOGETHER, hand-in-hand rather than in the same old dividing “ruts” of the past – it IS possible! Easier said than done, right? But we have to start somewhere, so why not start now, today?!
As the title clearly spells out, today’s topic ties in perfectly with building a brighter tomorrow! For our main article today we have guest author Ms. Julia Mitchell from Outspiration.net back with us again! Today she will not be talking about just building your business as an entrepreneur, but building your business sustainably.
Ladies and Gentlemen, without any further adieu:
Save the Planet With a Sustainable Business Model
By: Julia Mitchell
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You’re about to begin your entrepreneurial journey, but you’d like to think beyond profits and consider how you can contribute to a good cause through your company — you might have the makings of an ECOpreneur! By opening a sustainable business, you can do your part to help heal the earth. Presented here on Andreas Philip Gross Enterprises, the following resources will show you how to build your eco-friendly company from the ground up.
Best Business Practices
Here’s how to get your finances in order and run your business efficiently from the start.
Keep Your Footprint Small
As an ECOpreneur, it’s important to practice what you preach! These resources are packed with pointers on ensuring your operations are truly sustainable.
Focus on Your Message
Make sure that your values shine through in everything you do. Here are a few tips to help you spread your eco-friendly message throughout your community.
Entrepreneurship and environmentalism are not two opposing concepts. You can help the planet through your business. Referencing these resources can help you become a successful ECOpreneur.
Julia Mitchell has always been driven with a goal and passion. It has made her reach her dream job in a financial services firm, and working with multiple side-income entrepreneurial ventures. She aspires to bring impact to others and inspire them to passionately pursue their dreams as well. She is one of the people behind outspiration.net.
Thanks for the shot of inspiration today, Julia! Let's give thanks for the potential of a better future!
Happy Thanksgiving! That’s all for today, folks.
Better life, better business, better you!
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* It is probably more correct to refer to the "First" Thanksgiving as "the first few Thanksgiving Feasts that happened on the east coast of North America in the 1600s," as there are a small handful of "First Thanksgiving" events from the 1600s that contend for the 'official' spot of "First" Thanksgiving.
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