Episode 161: Liz Powers - Co-Founder & Chief Happiness Spreader, ArtLifting

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It’s one thing to build a successful business, but it’s a whole different level if you can build a business out of doing good and creating better lives for others. As you will hear in this podcast, Liz has a heart of gold and a do whatever it takes attitude to help others out in need. She has a history of volunteering and during her time at Harvard, Liz realized that there was an opportunity to help the less fortunate succeed through art. This led Liz and her brother to pull together $4,000 from their personal savings to create ArtLifting. The company empowers artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Its impact? Artists have earned over $1M from ArtLifting. In this episode of our podcast, we cover: * Liz’s experience and her background in volunteering for non-profits. * The inspiration that ultimately led to the start of ArtLifting. * All of the details on ArtLifting and the massive impact they are having on improving the lives of the homeless or disabled. * How they raised capital from prominent investors, like the founder of TOMS Shoes, while building a social enterprise. * The evolution of their business from a direct to consumer model to a more sustainable B2B focus. * Advice for other founders around getting PR. * And more! If you like the show, please remember to subscribe and review us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.

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