You’re not alone! There are so many people just like you who are frustrated with paper business cards because of their inefficiency. They’re simply outdated and can really add up in costs over time. In this article, I will explain how Squiqr is much more efficient with your valuable time, your hard-earned money, and your worthy peace of mind compared to old school paper-wasting, greenhouse gas emitting business cards.
Because we’ve experienced the same exact situations we mentioned above, we understand the pain points. It’s just not convenient to carry around business cards anymore. We all have our smartphones, which we never leave the house without. So why not have your business card in the palm of your hand? Yes, in your smartphone! Squiqr Pro is a digital business card stored in your smartphone. Sharing your contact info is easier with a swift scan of your personalized Squiqr code, for free! It’s so convenient that soon, you’ll have the ability to create new layouts or edit your contact info anytime you’re on the go or during your next flight to your upcoming networking event. There won’t be a need to go through the hassle of finding a designer, communicating the right layout, ordering the business cards, and waiting for them to be delivered.
How many business cards do you order every year? Will it be enough? Or will you have too many before you’ll need to change your contact info or switch jobs again? Even if you print too many or too little, you may feel that you’ll never have enough. With Squiqr Pro, won’t have to worry about wasting any or being lost without one. Your digital business card will always be with you anywhere and everywhere you go.
It’s been shown that 88% of people throw away business cards within one week of being exchanged. How certain are you that they’ve stored your contact info before tossing your business card into the trash? Each time you have your Squiqr code scanned, all of your contact info including your name, phone number, email address and address goes directly into the other person’s Contact’s list. Never need to worry about feeling that you’re wasting business cards again.
When you choose to go Squiqr Pro, you’ll never waste paper from another thrown out business card again. Ever. Consider how many business cards printed in your organization. Let's estimate your organization has 50 people and each person receives 300 business cards. This equals 15,000 paper cards printed quarterly. From a global perspective, ten billion business cards are printed each year worldwide and eight billion of those will be thrown away within a week. The impact that you and your team can make is much more about just saving trees. Trees absorb a large amount of carbon dioxide while exhaling oxygen. You’re helping to decrease greenhouse gas emissions associated with deforestation and paper waste. In addition, our natural resources used and wasted to make paper creates more harm to our ecosystems killing animals and plant species every single day. This is one major way you can help combat global warming. From a social standpoint, Indigenous people lose their land and life defending their land to logging companies.
To get started with Squiqr and get your own digital business card, just go to Squiqr Business. There you can add your contact info and upload your current paper business card. Make the switch and go digital. We’ll plant a tree when you do too! You will get personalized Squiqr card sent to your email.
by Tun Karnjanakul
A social purpose business is a company that makes and offers a product or service in order to make the world a better place. Its sole reason for doing business is to create positive outcomes in our society. These companies are created believing that they can be the change the world needs, inspire a movement and ultimately, change the world.
Making a profit is not their main reason for being. Similar to a person’s higher calling in life, a social purpose business has a unique, higher purpose for why it exists in the marketplace. Just like a human living to achieve life fulfillment, it satisfies the needs of others. It is humanistic in nature.
As a social purpose business thrives, so do the people, communities and society at large it targets. It generates true value and inspires higher meaning for everyone involved. Most often seen in larger corporations, their higher social purpose aligns with their corporate social responsibilities (CSR).
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) as defined on Investopedia’s website is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the general public.
When you come across a company that includes CSR initiatives on their website, you may automatically think of an ethical, trustworthy business. Ethical businesses consider the social, economic and environmental impact they have on our society. Examples including human rights, labor rights, environmental responsibility and anti-corruption all have an impact on our way of life.
The company’s mission and purpose usually aligns with the why and the how they do business.
When you think about it, the foundation of a social purpose business really stems from the person(s) who has created the business. Often, this may relate to satisfying their own human needs. They’re in it to make a difference. It’s part of their personal higher calling.
Social entrepreneurs, business owners, sustainability officers, and employees alike are the real do gooders. Their life’s purpose serves as an inspiration to start up purpose-driven companies and establish CSR initiatives. They understand that the secret to living is giving. As Tony Robbins explains of our 6 basic needs, contribution and creating meaning is what life is really about. Who you become and what you contribute is a human need that can make us happy in the long term.
It takes a conscious mindset to achieve something that makes a positive, purposeful impact on people and our planet. When one thinks about how to save our planet or how to help others in desperate need, what that person really is doing is offering their very best. They believe that it is part of their journey in reaching their full-potential in life. We humans have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, that is, to be all that we can be. Realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences are all motivational achievements that help us strive to achieve our self-actualization needs.
When we do our best, we naturally feel good about it.
Human life will never be understood unless its highest aspirations are taken into account. Growth, self-actualization, the striving toward health, the quest for identity and autonomy, the yearning for excellence (and other ways of phrasing the striving "upward") must by now be accepted beyond question as a widespread and perhaps universal human tendency … - Abraham Maslow
Human life will never be understood unless its highest aspirations are taken into account. Growth, self-actualization, the striving toward health, the quest for identity and autonomy, the yearning for excellence (and other ways of phrasing the striving "upward") must by now be accepted beyond question as a widespread and perhaps universal human tendency …
- Abraham Maslow
As seen in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, fulfilling our basic human needs first then moving up the pyramid gives us the chance to reach maximum psychological health. After satisfying our physiological and safety needs, we must fulfill our belonging and love needs. As most social enterprises do, creating a sense of community is necessary. Belonging to that community helps to serve that human need.
Many social enterprises flourish by building up and strengthening communities. Whether it be inspiring a community of climate change advocates or school age children living in poverty-stricken areas, their value in forging communities helps to satisfy one’s human needs.
Earning profits and improving society while satisfying stakeholders is what all great social purpose-driven businesses do best. However, it’s a person’s heart and soul that drives the engine for good carrying value to the world.
Their innate spirit and inspiration attracts other conscious individuals who share similar values. They look for partners who align with their commitment to their higher purpose and collaborate together to achieve them.
It’s a win-win-win for all stakeholders involved when the goals of obtaining positive social outcomes are achieved.
Striving for excellence and self-fulfillment satisfies our human needs. And in the end, this can make one happy and helps to satisfy one's soul.
Do you run a social enterprise? Do you feel yourself achieving personal growth and self-fulfillment?
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