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Episode 6: From Bee Stings to beelove®
Growing a business, everything takes longer than you ever think it will . . . So don’t feel like you’re off track if things are taking longer than you want.…read more
Episode 5: Understanding the beelove® Brand
What defines the beelove® brand, and how do we get to know our customers? How do you tell your story as a mission-driven business? What is it like to lead…read more
Episode 4: A Social Enterprise That Is Sustainable for the Long Term
What are the benefits of setting up your social enterprise as a subsidiary of a nonprofit? How can you balance social mission with your business priorities? Where can you find…read more
Episode 3: Working With People That Walked in My Shoes
In this episode, you’ll hear from Charlotte Austin, our lead operations assistant and a former client of both NLEN and Sweet Beginnings. Charlotte shares how she created a sweet beginning…read more
Episode 2: Building Confidence, Restoring Self-Worth
How does Sweet Beginnings provide a stable work experience for people with high barriers to employment? What kinds of programming and supports are most important for formerly incarcerated individuals? In…read more
Episode 1: The Beginning of Sweet Beginnings
Are you searching for an innovative and sustainable way to carry out your social mission? Or already planning to start a social enterprise, but struggling to come up with a…read more
Why Returning Citizens?
Our Neighborhood If you don’t know, beelove was born out of the North Lawndale Employment Network, a non-profit organization that was founded on a simple idea – if you give…read more
Three rewarding ways to participate in #WorldHoneyBeeDay
You eat food, right? And since you’re a fan of beelove® honey and our apiaries, you know that honeybees are responsible for pollinating around 35% of our food crops. For…read more
Ricquia Learned Resilience and Determination Early
While drugs were exchanged and bullets flew outside, Ricquia handled the cooking and cleaning. Growing Up At 10 years old, with her parents often out of the house, Ricquia was…read more
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