Episode 019 – Stacey is the founder of Shopping for a Change. This online marketplace consists of fair trade products made by artisans from economically disadvantaged areas across the globe. The local artisans set their own price points, time, where they work and how they’re paid. When you purchase from Shopping for a Change, half the net proceeds go to fund improvement projects abroad in the artisan communities … while the other half is directed by you, the shopper to a US based non-profit of your choice during the online checkout process.
Currently they are working with 60 artisan groups from 30 countries on 3 continents.
Stacey has received the Jefferson Award for Public Service and has been featured in a number of places including CNN, Mashable, Fast Company and Fine Cooking Magazine.
A trip to Peru and Stacey’s reaction afterwards led to her commitment and plan on how to “give back”. [7:19]
A Candle Flickering Moment
How Stacey handles the overwhelm that inevitably comes with starting and building a business. [14:35]
Live events are challenging based on the business model but they always product great sales results. [18:14]
Self discipline is a necessity when you work out of the house. [24:55]
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