Hey Change Nation, we are back with our series featuring the ‘Best of SCN’! This series is focused on taking you back to some of our early days in podcasting and sharing the inspiring and challenging stories of our early entrepreneurs! This week we are featuring an entrepreneur who found a new use for an old product- a great way to be innovative! Co-founder Zach Holzapfel and his team realized that by implementing a social mission into their business, they could not only impact consumers of the product, but also others in the world who need resources for a better livelihood, thus, Mission Belt was formed! This company has the one belt that can give you a perfect fit every time. How you ask? No holes, no size requirements! The belts innovative design allows a new way to wear an old product without showing wear and tear! Even better yet, for every belt sold, Mission Belt donates $1 to the Kiva foundation, a peer-to-peer non-profit organizations whose mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty! Check into the podcast below to learn more about Mission Belt!
1. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
-Be your authentic self. Be authentic!
2. What is one magazine you recommend we should all subscribe to?
–The Economist -great ideas for businesses to keep moving and look for new ideas and ways to do things!
3. What is your favorite thing to do for a fun escape?
-Hitting up any body of water, river, lake, or pool and just chill out.
4. What is one tool you would recommend to others that has helped your business grow
5. What is the one thing everyone can do right now to start changing the world?
-Be a producer. Pay your own way and help someone else along the way. You can’t get anywhere waiting around for something to happen, you have to go out there and make it happen!