Ethical Business Resources

Business Support

 

Below we share links to both paid and free resources and support for social enterprises, fair trade stores and nonprofits.  Find business support services including marketing, photography, communication and consulting aimed at helping you succeed.

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Signify

(They offer marketing, copywriting, consulting and communication support for nonprofits and social enterprises. I cannot recommend them highly enough. If your brand is still too small to hire a consultant, check out their free "Launch Marketing Checklist,", their affordable "Promote With Purpose: Launch Strategy Guide" and their 15-minute consultation option.  Also, sign up for their e-mail list.  They won't overwhelm your inbox, but will send lots of useful tips.)

Girl Who Makes Lemonade

Affordable business coaching for small businesses from the owner of The Lemonade Boutique.  They also offer a free session to try out their services.

Hallie D. Brand

(She offers business coaching and consulting services for businesses and nonprofits who want to make a difference. Her focus is on strategic planning, leadership development and financial planning for small businesses.

GoodCarts

(Helps mission-driven, do good brands gain new customers online. Free to join and only pay for results.)

RISE Creative Co.

(They serve brands changing the world with web design, branding and marketing support services and come highly recommended by a number of ethical brands.  Also check out their blog and sign up for their e-mail list for great free resources to help your brand succeed.)

Still Being Molly

(1 on 1 consultation and coaching sessions on starting a blog or business, affiliate marketing or working with influencers and content creators.  Molly Stillman has a beautiful heart to make a difference and supports businesses with purpose through her highly successful blog and podcast.)

Fair Trade Federation​

(They offer lots of resources and support for starting a fair trade business.)

Germinate​

(They offer full support to easily set up your online e-commerce store with Shopify for your fair trade/social good business. They are dedicated to making your dream a reality. Get started with a free consultation.)

 Common Objective

(They connect you with people and resources to help your ethical fashion brand succeed. They offer both free and pro memberships.)

Callie Himsl

(Her services include branding, logo design, photography and coaching for social entrepreneurs.)

Factory45

("Factory45 is an online accelerator program that takes sustainable fashion companies from idea to launch." Their program helps you source fabric, find a manufacturer and raise funds to get your ethical fashion brand off the ground. Their blog offers free resources and ideas.)

Thr3efold

(They offer support services for ethical fashion brands including supply chain tracing, connections to ethical manufacturers and fabric sources, business coaching and courses on growing your brand on a budget.)

Drew McGill Photography

(Professional photography for your brand by a studio who works with social good businesses.)

Brittany Ratelle

(A lawyer who offers legal advice to creative entrepreneurs.)

Paper + Spark

(Financial bookkeeping resources for small businesses and shops.)

Grow Ensemble

(Their services help world changing businesses drive more traffic to their websites and build an e-mail list.)

Apparel Booster

(They offer support services for fashion brands, including design, development, production and finding factories.)

Faire

(Hassle-free support for growing and managing your wholesale business.)

Signify Resource List

(Resource guide for nonprofits and social enterprises.  Also browse through the rest of their blog to find great free advice on marketing and communication.)

MicroStartups Blog

(A blog dedicated to helping micro startup businesses succeed and get found.)

eco-

(Eco-friendly business cards made from banana fibres - currently available in the UK only.)

Virtue+Vice

(Design, sourcing, product development and production management services for conscious businesses.)

Fair Trade Long Beach Retail Collective

(A coalition " working to increase the availability and use of Fair Trade products throughout Long Beach, California and the surrounding communities.")

Lightful Blog:

"Free and Discounted Resources for Charities & Nonprofits"

Business Support

Business consultation and support services aimed at helping social good businesses succeed.

Wholesale Links

Looking for products for your store?  Browse our list of mission-based brands which offer wholesale.

Website Design

Resources to help you design and set up your website and online store.

Fabric Sourcing

Where to find wholesale ethical, sustainable and deadstock fabrics for your ethical fashion brand.

Drop Ship

Get started easily with an online fair trade store by selling drop ship.

SEO

Free resources that teach SEO basics to help your website get found online.

Social Media

Paid and free resources to help you get your business found on social media.

Affiliate Links

How to set up affiliate marketing to promote your brand or shop.

Custom Products

Where to buy ethically-made custom business products and custom wholesale products.

Cut & Sew Services

Where to find ethical cut and sew services to supply your ethical fashion brand.

Packaging

Where to find eco-friendly packaging supplies for shipping your ethical products.

Marketing

Paid and free resources to help you market your brand or shop.

Certifications

Links to information on fair trade/ethical certifications.

Supply Chain

Resources for tracing your supply chain and finding ethical and sustainable sourcing options.

Resource Guide for Social Good Brands and Shops.  Find paid and free resources to help you start and grow your ethical, mission-based or fair trade brand or store.

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