02 Jan #EthicalHour: How we help good businesses grow
Starting, running and growing a purpose-driven business can be lonely.
When you’re focused on your ethical and sustainable impact, traditional business networks and contacts don’t always understand why you’re not more focused on shareholder profit.
When you’re working round the clock to make the world a better place, family and friends don’t always understand the struggles.
When you’re looking for business advice and marketing training, the courses and experts you find don’t always know how to help you connect with conscious consumers and talk about your values and purpose.
But we do. Because we’re purpose-driven too.
We’re #EthicalHour – the world’s first and largest online network for people who want to live and work more ethically.
Over the past 4 years, we’ve:
- Connected over 58,000 social entrepreneurs and conscious consumers online
- Trained and mentored hundreds of small ethical brands
- Hosted live events with an ethical and sustainable focus
- Run a global awards programme for purpose-driven businesses
- Started conversations that matter about important ethical and sustainable topics
We’re here to give you all the advice, support and connections you need to bring your big, beautiful vision for change to life.
How we help
Twitter chats – starting conversations that matter
Every week our community comes together on Twitter to network, connect and discuss important topics from the world of ethics and sustainability.
We’ve debated everything from ethical fashion, palm oil and plastic pollution to sustainable packaging options and measuring your positive impact.
Joining in with a Twitter chat is a great way to learn about new topics, share your expertise and meet like-minded ethical consumers and business owners.
Our Twitter chats take place on Mondays from 8-9pm UK time using the hashtag #EthicalHour.
To get involved, all you need to do is search on Twitter for the #EthicalHour hashtag at 8pm and select “latest tweets” to follow the conversation!
Sponsor a Twitter chat
Got a topic you’d love to discuss, an important conversation you’d like to start, or an area of expertise you’d like to share with the community?
Hosting an #EthicalHour Twitter chat is a great way to connect with new followers, raise brand awareness and bring attention to an ethical or sustainable topic of your choice.
Sponsorship starts from just £70 per chat. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Get free business and marketing advice
Inside our blog archives you can find a wide range of advice and support about building an ethical business, success stories from other social entrepreneurs and proven marketing strategies that we’ve tried and tested!
Impact Marketing Mondays
Our Impact Marketing Mondays podcast is designed to kickstart your week with bitesize, practical marketing tips!
You can access all the episodes on our website, or subscribe on your favourite podcasting platform – including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
We also share tips and advice on our Impact Marketing Mondays Instagram feed, which you can follow here.
Join our community
Inside our membership community we are creating the most impactful space for social entrepreneurs on the internet!
Every month our members get new marketing training to help them grow their impact business, make more income and become thought leaders for their cause.
We bring in guest experts to share their knowledge and experience in the social enterprise space, and we are negotiating special offers and deals with a list of trusted suppliers who can help your business grow.
Being part of our community helps alleviate the loneliness of social entrepreneurship, as members connect regularly inside our private Facebook group and on networking and group coaching calls.
When you join you get access to our entire back catalogue of business and marketing training which is available on demand for as long as you’re a member – so you can always find the support you need.
Membership is just £20 a month and connects you to tailored training, support and coaching inside a supportive community of caring and passionate social entrepreneurs.
Get tailored marketing support
If you’re looking for more tailored support, you can work one-to-one with our Founder Sian – an ethical marketing strategist and sustainable business expert, through her mentoring programme.
Sian was Head of Marketing at an international tech company before leaving to pursue more purpose-driven work. She has years of experience supporting start ups and working with social enterprises, and has mentored hundreds of small, ethical businesses.
She has developed her Power Hour for people just like you. It has the power to:
- Generate simple, practical ideas for your marketing activity as a small business owner
- Make it easy to for you to see how to take an idea and apply it to your own business
- Fast-track your growth with plenty of sensible information and sound, implementable advice — jargon-free and easy to make sense of
… all delivered in a personable, intelligent and authentic style, infused with a whole lot of empathy and humanity.
Sian can also create your marketing strategy for you
Whether you’re looking to launch your brand or a new product, break into a new market, attract more customers or take a new direction with your marketing, you need a strategy to follow.
The right marketing strategy will save you time, grow your brand and consistently generate new leads in the most cost effective ways.
As an ethical marketing strategist, Sian can help you create that strategy.
Her recent results include:
- Helping an ethical fashion brand get featured by a influential celebrity
- Getting another ethical fashion brand shortlisted for a major industry award in New York
- Achieving a 49% increase in Facebook Group members and a successful launch for a social enterprise coach, with a 150% increase in their overall social media engagement
- Increasing new sales by 78% for a vegan subscription box brand and increasing subscription renewal rate by 92%
- Designing an email challenge which increased a cruelty-free beauty brand’s mailing list by over 100 subscribers on day one
- Helping clients win major industry awards and get featured in international press
- Building a strategy that helped an ethical business coach attract her first £9k client within 8 weeks
Meet the team
#EthicalHour is run by a team of passionate social entrepreneurs committed to helping good businesses grow!
Founder and Director
Sian has worked all around the world on social impact projects. She started the #EthicalHour blog and Twitter chat as a way of learning how to live more ethically and sustainably, and now provides marketing consultancy, training and mentoring to ethically-focused businesses and purpose-driven entrepreneurs.
In 2019, she was personally invited to be one of the UK Government’s Year of Green Action Ambassadors in recognition of her work to inspire individuals, communities and businesses to live more ethically and sustainably.
Her ethos is built around guilt-free sustainability and easy ethical living and Sian passionately believes that conscious consumerism has the power to change the world.
As our Community Nurturer, Annie coordinates our sponsorship programme, introduces new social entrepreneurs to our network and supports us to grow our online community.
Annie has over 25 years of experience in the voluntary sector and is a youth worker and community development worker by training.
As a social impact co-pilot, she helps successful business people supercharge their social impact through her own business, Be The Difference VA.
Polly is the face behind the Instagram account @LitterPickle where she promotes a vegan, eco-friendly lifestyle, documents her litterpicking and activism efforts and encourages others to embrace sustainability.
She has appeared in the national press talking about littering and plastic pollution as a result of growing her online presence.
Polly supports social enterprises to commercialise their offering and fund their impact, and at #EthicalHour she helps to promote our work and our members across our extensive online network.