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I have spent the last couple of months creating a business: Social Fire (www.socialfire.ca).  Today it officially opens for business in Kamloops, BC.

The company is still in its infancy, and much of what we want to do is new territory for the business community.   I am so excited that this is all actually happening – my body is practically vibrating with enthusiasm.

As I encounter hurdles, I will try to write about them.  Conquering hurdles generally results in a good story.  So far it has been one foot in front of the other.  Now that total control is no longer in my hands – the clients /marketplace will provide direction – things will get a little more interesting.

My pie in the sky goal is to be nominated as an Ashoka Fellow (www.ashoka.org) one day….  Check out my company website, fill out the survey and wish me luck.

This is the most inspirational website I have seen.  I stumbled upon it a few years ago, and loved it – and now again, as I try to make change in my life it is drawing me back again.

http://www.ashoka.org/ and http://www.changemakers.com/

Ashoka is a essentially a venture capital fund and entrepreneurial support network for people wanting to create social businesses that improve the world.  This is my paraphrase, and you really have to check it out to understand it.

Changemakers is the supporting community website to Ashoka.   A place to collaborate and encourage people who are trying to make socially responsible changes on the planet.

I hope by writing about it – more people will find out about it.  You should support it and be inspired.  It took me years, but I feel like I am in a place to act on the inspiration.  Funny, when you reach that state you feel like an imbecile for not reaching it earlier.

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