How to Invest in Over 2,100 Entrepreneurs in 70 Countries

with BANGS Shoes Founder & CEO, Hannah Davis

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After graduating from college, facing a less than promising job market, Hannah Davis—founder and president of BANGS Shoes—ditched her plans to go to law school and went to teach in China. During her travels, she discovered a pair of shoes that would completely change her trajectory.

Two years later she shipped her first pair of BANGS Shoes, beginning her journey through personal and professional development in the business world. BANGS Shoes directs 20% of their net profits to helping entrepreneurs around the world get their businesses started. To date, they have invested in an impressive 2,000 entrepreneurs across 70 countries.

In our episode, Hannah and I talk about her process accepting the business world as an avenue for change, and her experience learning how to use it in a way that is impactful for the world and for herself. Hannah shares the challenges she faced getting BANGS off the ground. She provides very honest advice for social entrepreneurs about the benefits of finding and keeping balance in your life.

Bang Shoes Team

A few takeaways from our conversation:

  • Hidden in seemingly bleak circumstances, there can still be a great opportunity to flourish.
  • Finding balance between your work and your personal and mental health is good, not only for you, but also for your business.
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel! Find and use the resources that are available to you. Google it.
  • Most problems can be solved: try not to react through emotion. Instead, stay calm, look at your options, and problem solve.

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