What to do when everything goes wrong with your business

 

 

Some of us will have a fantastically successful 2016, others will look back on it as one big failure. If you already find yourself slipping into the latter category then there’s no need to despair, it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.

One of the most exciting projects we’ve come across in recent years is that of Detroit SOUP, you can find out more about why they’re so great right here. 2015 was a wildly successful year for Detroit Soup and their inspirational founder Amy Kaherl, which was quite a turnaround from the struggles experienced in 2014. In the interest of demonstrating what can be snatched from the jaws of defeat, and that failure is nothing to be ashamed of, we asked Amy to share her story…

I run Detroit SOUP, a microgranting dinner that funds creative projects in Detroit. It’s a dinner that has helped a lot of people move on with their ideas, (businesses, farms, projects, art, charities, etc) feeling empowered and connected within their communities. It started with a bunch of friends working together in 2010 to try and fund art projects by one another while having dinner and some spirited debate. Within a year our work had been featured in the New York Times, Oprah, Dwell and Fast Company – many projects were being funded through this grassroots initiative.ccd19269-cd34-49f3-96c8-e58bdc0775c9-large.jpeg

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