Find your sweet spot in life and business A podcast with Beth Mammenga

Beth Mammenga is the is the Director of Operations/ General Manager with CityKid Java, a social enterprise in South Minneapolis supporting Urban Ventures. She is also the Board Co-Chair & Treasurer for the Twin Cities Social Enterprise Alliance and spent 2 years writing and researching social business ideas and putting together ideas for Goodwill Easter seals. She helped launch Social Enterprise Alliance, and has her MBA  from Bethel University.

This podcast episode

Get a glimpse into the multitude of ways you can add social impact into what you are already doing. Beth is right in the thick of social entrepreneurship and knows her stuff! This episode will get you off the block in getting going making a social difference through your work or organization. Learn the to ways you can begin making a difference and be sustainable whether you are a for profit or non-profit.

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Social Enterprise Definition: “Organization that sells products or services to meet its social purpose.”

The main goal is not providing shareholder value but it’s making a social difference.

Whatever you are doing, you can make a difference.

Be a conscious consumer.

You cannot have a mediocre product or service because you make a difference!

Social Enterprise organizations doing it well:

Momentum enterprises – Momentum provides transitional employment, job training and related services for people with significant barriers to successful, long-term employment.

Arc’s Value  Village – Minnesota thrift store.

Genesys Works –  is a not-for-profit organization with a proven record of enabling inner-city high school students to succeed as corporate technology professionals.

Other Show Links:
Print For Change – (Check out their Podcast interview here)

Win the CityKid Java Holiday box

You have the chance to win 1 of the 2 City Kid Java holiday box packed with some incredible stuff!

There will be 2 winners!

  • 1 Carton of (Rainforest Alliance certified) Single Serve Coffee
  • 1 Bag of Ground (Rainforest Alliance certified) Coffee
  • 1 Bag of CityKid Double Dutch Cocoa
  • Cookie Cart Cookies
  • 1 CityKid Java Travel Mug
  • 1 H&H Coffee Cozy
  • Homemade Gift Card Signed by Urban Ventures Youth

Here is how you win:

Share the article on the CityKid Java Facebook page or on our Legacy Homes MN Facebook page. In the beginning of December we will pick one person from each Facebook page that shared our post from this podcast.