One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Kaya Munn | Business Owner & Photographer

One of the motivating factors in creating my brand and marketing exclusively to show and appeal to women of all ages, races, sizes, and stories, was a conscious decision I made to make each woman I photograph feel worthy, appreciated, and absolutely beautiful just as they are, not as society tells them they should be. I have spent my entire professional life either in front of, or behind a camera, and have been on the receiving end more times than I can count of being told I was too fat when I was essentially not eating to make my modeling weight, Read more>>

Melissa Monforti | BookGive Executive Director

There is a false belief that everyone has access to books. There are libraries, right? Thrift stores have cheap books, right? The fact is not everyone has access to books AND book ownership is an important indicator of educational and career success. BookGive is Denver’s free book resource bringing books to those who can’t afford them, uplifting the level of literacy in our communities. Read more>>

Julie Gregory | Julie Gregory | Julie’s Colorado Springs Cleaning Services

My business impacts others by helping them out with cleaning or organizing with out judgement or costing to much. My whole goal of starting my business was to help those who are in need but cant afford the help or who are to afraid cause of judgement. I’m a single mom who is in a transitioning houseing an know how hard life can be with no help an feel hopeless. I want to help the community with my services cause I take pride in my work and knowing that I can help someone day a little more bearable. Read more>>

Scott Poupore | Optican and CEO

I started in the optical industry when I was 19, having spent my entire working life in this business I have developed a real gratitude for being able to provide people with good vision. Those of us born with good vision really have no idea how precious good vision is. Half the population of the world require some sort of prosthetic to see well. Glasses, contacts, Lasik etc… Many people world wide never get corrected vision, they go through life never seeing individual leaves on a tree or clearly seeing their child’s eye color. Good vision is a gift and at the core of our business, we provide good vision. Read more>>

Chalyce Macoskey | Medical Assistant, Author, Writer

My business Essential7 supports the gastroparesis community. This is a digestion disorder that effects the motility of the stomach. It is mostly females of all ages that is faced with this challenge. For the past 10 years we have had a presence on social media. Healing Gastroparesis Naturally was co founded by Kathleen Atkins who has GP and myself. Read more>>

Dawn Brunke | Author, animal communicator, dream enthusiast.

This is a question that continually simmers in the back of my mind as I write books or articles — or even emails and social media posts. For me, the question is rooted more as: how can I help others and the world? Am I offering information that is honest and invites a thoughtful pause? Are my words inspiring and uplifting — not as platitudes but as encouragement and support? If I disagree with someone, can I invite meaningful dialogue rather than belittle or preach? Read more>>