Women and Entrepreneurship

My New Normal By: Jena Nardella | Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Blood: Water Starting a non-profit to deliver water and AIDS services to more than 1 million people in Africa is the hardest thing I have ever done. But now, as a new mom of a four-month-old, I have this sneaking suspicion that […]

Roam Presents: Yes Or No: What Type of Leader Are You?

Roam is providing a space to get work accomplished. Additionally, they are bringing together entrepreneurs who are all working hard to make their work better.They have a speaker series called Leader Labs, and one is coming up on Friday. Leader Labs with Jeff Shinabarger:  What to do… When you don’t Know What To Do Every day, […]

Love Note to the Plywood Community

In less than a month I will be married and move to Maple Grove, Minnesota. With all the joys that go along with it, there are also a lot of goodbyes. It’s a transition of a lifetime. To say the process is not an easy one is stating it a lot less dramatically than it […]

November 3-5, 2014 Plywood Retreat

A Social Entrepreneur is someone who is seeking to find new solutions to old problems. It doesn’t really matter if it’s for profit or non-profit or if it’s more of a hobby than it is a paying job. We’ve met with countless Social Entrepreneurs who are making their communities better places by digging to find […]

Doing Good Well

By Chris Cole and Kyle McCollom. Chris and Kyle are co-founders of Everly,  a Nashville-based beverage startup marketing a natural line of drink mixes that, per box sold, provides a packet of life-saving medicine to treat children sick with waterborne disease. We get asked a lot about our age. I mean it makes sense – two scruffy […]