SUM cool stuff for April on how to make a big impact on your business and community.
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Little things, big impact

What's on our minds in April... 

“B” the Change with B Corps

Can businesses be profitable AND good for society? Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to prove this is true. By meeting higher standards of accountability and transparency, your business can not only make a big social impact, but can also drive growth and profit.

Don’t believe us?  The Ian Martin Group illustrates how improving its B Impact Score ultimately improved its bottom line. One quirky lesson: being more financially transparent inspired employees to save the company $75,000 in paper and postage costs! 
Other inspirational B Corps: 
New York business owners can do the same. Take the Best for NYC challenge to find out where you stand and how you can improve your business’s impact on you, your employees, and your community. 

Because it's Earth Day!  

Charge the day... with solar power

Portable chargers are great for those days when you can’t be near an outlet—but who has time to charge the charger? Bring in BirkSun and their crazy cool line of solar-powered backpacks and power banks. Just a little time in the sun is all it needs to keep you connected, so you can add that to your list of reasons to stay outside this spring! 
Sign up for your local CSA

Buy local, eat local

It's farmers market shopping without the shopping. Now is the time to sign up for your local CSA group. For $300-500, you’ll get weekly deliveries of fresh veggies, fruits, eggs, and meats for the whole summer. Now you have reason to get that Vitamix you've always wanted.

If you’re based in Brooklyn, check in with our friends at Eastern District and By Brooklyn, both of whom are CSA partners. 

Adding it all up...

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
            —Jane Goodall

Here at Creative Business we’re in the midst of our B Impact Assessment, and we’re seeing firsthand just how it’s all the little things you do that add up to make a big impact. Go for it—and you’ll see just how positive a change you can make! 

Sum Dates to Remember

Apr 22
It’s Earth Day! Love your planet. 
Apr 24-26
Green Festival Expo at Javits, featuring green energy to sustainable eating. Also, yoga.
April 30 
File Q1 Form 941 for social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax 
May 3
TD Five Boro Bike Tour: 40 miles, 5 boros, 1 day, 0 cars 
May 8-10 
BKLYN Designs Expo for contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories, and art 
May 8-19
Attend incredible design-focused events throughout NYCxDesign Week
May 14-17
Frieze Art Fair takes place on Randall’s Island featuring exhibitors like Andrea Rosen Gallery
May 16-19
ICFF, North America’s top showcase for contemporary luxury design 

Sum Stuff for your Radar

Blue Apron

What it is: 
Weekly delivery of exactly the amount of fresh ingredients you need for three healthy, home-cooked meals.

Why we like it: 
Discover and cook with foods you would never buy otherwise, such as dukkah spice or tofu noodles. 


Plenty More

What it is: 
A visually stunning cookbook for the produce aficionado. 

Why we like it: 
Because there’s more to veggies than salad. Use your CSA delivery 
for dishes like squash with chili yogurt and cilantro sauce.
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