Education Tips from an Eco-Entrepreneur: Create an Escape Plan

Published on January 20th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

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Tips from an Eco-Entrepreneur: Create an Escape Plan

Missed our hangout with an Eco-preneur – Becky Striepe on Google+? Never mind- we have the hangout on You Tube for all of you. 

Our first hangout with Becky Striepe (owner at Glue & Glitter and author – 40 Days of Green Smoothies) was great. Jeff McIntire Strasburg of Sustainablog joined us to chat with Becky about how she quit her corporate job to do what she loves- crafting, cooking and writing.

Watch the entire hangout here-

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOvykJeZyws&w=420&h=236]

Some great tips that Becky gave budding eco-entrepreneurs-

  • Hatch an escape plan: You know you want to quit your job and pursue your passion, give it some thought and think about a financial backup plan to pay the bills while you are building your business.
  • D-I-Y: Becky is a big fan of learning and doing it yourself and has taught herself the many nuances of running a business. Ask your friends and family for help on the way (Becky’s sister is an accountant!)
  • Have a balanced work-life equation: It is easy to get sucked up into your startup, but Becky says she works 9-to-5 and shuts shop when her husband comes home.

Watch the video for all her tips!



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Hi there! I am Priti and I specialize in strategy and communications for impact organizations that aim to create social, environmental and economic wealth for all stakeholders. Working from the ground up, I help these do-gooders craft effective programs for community engagement, outreach and profitability. Follow my work covering do-gooders, cleanweb, start-ups and Web 2.0 businesses on Ecopreneurist and at Crowdsourcing Week. I enjoy traveling with my boys, cooking up a gourmet meal from scratch and entertaining! Join my community for Social Entrepreneurs on G+ Follow me on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Google+



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