• Simple Plan, Sensible Giving

    The people at Benton Asset Management in Australia design strategic plans all the time, so it made sense to create a three-fold approach to their B1G1 giving too!..more


  • To Change What's Normal

    A maverick motivational business speaker, Ian Berry helps people around the world make a difference by encouraging them to give through B1G1… more


  • A Wealth of 24 Hour Giving

    Jeremy Britton is an Australian business coach at 24HourWealth. He’s also a long time contributor to B1G1 as a Business Partner for good…. more


  • Meaning is More than Money

    Australia’s PARADOX Marketing specialises in social media marketing for accountants, and they also have a strong social conscience… more


  • Giving That Rocks

    Rock Your Life is an Auckland-based group that encourages entrepreneurs to play a bigger game, rocking the world by doing good things.. more


  • A Fitting Way to Give

    B1G1’s partnership with businessman Bryce Robb began with Beaver Trees in New Zealand, and when he recently started Fit 4 Business, the number of B1G1... more


  • Connected Accountants

    The B1G1 model made it possible for an accounting firm in Australia to give generously while giving purpose to what they do every day…more


  • Not your average dentist!

    A UK Dentist that works hard at making giving fun, making a difference for both their patients and staff...more


  • A Ripple Effect

    The hearing specialists at Knox Audiology in Melbourne call it the ripple effect of their B1G1 giving. They say it’s the ‘soul purpose’ of their business... more


  • More than Numbers

    In England, Clear Vision Accountancy are giving goats to Kenyans and planting trees in Thailand with a little help from their clients and B1G1... more


  • Starting from Kenya..

    It started with one project in Kenya and grew to include the world. UWM, an accounting firm in England, is proving the Power of Small…more


  • Printing with Giving Passion

    An Australian printing company called Naked Print is reaching out to thousands of people, doing little things in a big way through B1G1...more


  • Giving Back in Scotland

    Ian Main and Jim Stark are the men behind Stark Main & Co. in Scotland. They see their responsibilities in local and global terms as a B1G1 business partner…more


  • School24 and More

    An Australian online ordering system for school canteens, School24 has now expanded to include B1G1 giving for needy children around the world.. more


  • Eduzine & Power of Small

    Gareth Jones created Eduzine in the UK to celebrate young achievers. The organization has learned to turn ad revenue into B1G1 contributions…more


  • Cheap Sheds, Quality Giving

    Cheap Sheds was a good idea that came out of a bad experience. Now it’s the largest shed company in Australia and doing good...more


  • More Than Meets The Eye!

    PPI is a big promotional marketing company with a big heart. They’ve demonstrated how important social responsibility is to their team...more


  • Survey Giving Incentive

    Each time a customer fills out a feedback survey at Lucentum Chartered Accountants in the UK, a contribution is made to B1G1...more


  • Cafe's Inspirational Giving

    A Brisbane accounting firm opens a meeting place/cafe, where business people can inspire one another and give back with every cup of coffee they sell... more


  • Small Seeds, Big Trees

    AVN Picktree is a team of financial advisors in Farnham, near London. They give 1% of their fee income each month to B1G1, demonstrating the Power of Small...more


  • Givers Gain in the End

    Shaz Nawaz manages AA Accountants in Peterborough, England, a B1G1 Business Partner with a comprehensive giving program....more


  • SMART Ways to Give

    Brenda Thomson and her team at SMART Small Business Forums in Melbourne make small things grow into larger B1G1 contributions! more


  • Making a Big Difference

    SD Business Management in Glasgow is one of thousands of small businesses around the world that are making a significant difference as B1G1 Business Partners...more


  • Giving Without Hesitation

    A wealth management company in Australia has learned the value of giving small - and without hesitation - by giving as their business receives..more

B1G1 Business for Good: REALLY connecting, really impacting. Every day.

  • Simple Plan, Sensible Giving

    The people at Benton Asset Management in Australia design strategic plans all the time, so it made sense to create a three-fold approach to their B1G1 giving too!..more

  • With over 15 years of experience providing financial advice to individuals and businesses in Sydney, Benton Asset Management has a strategic plan to determine the way they contribute to B1G1 causes - a three-fold approach that begins the minute a member of their team sits down with a potential client.

    The Benton Practice Manager – Jasmine Pattison – explains how it works: “The price we charge for the first meeting gives goats to Kenyan families for nutritious milk and clean drinking water to Malawi women. When clients decide to do business with us, we support children with food, education and access to clean water.”

    “Then, as we continue to protect and guide what’s important to our clients – as they grow with us – we grow trees. Every year we help to restore the balance by planting trees and supporting endangered species. And all of this we accomplish as a B1G1 Business Partner.”

    Clients of Benton Asset Management are blown away to learn that they’re part of the B1G1 family too. “There’s a sense of pride and achievement that they get to enjoy simply by choosing Benton,” Jasmine says, “And we love making it happen for them!”  Read More...

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  • To Change What's Normal

    A maverick motivational business speaker, Ian Berry helps people around the world make a difference by encouraging them to give through B1G1… more

  • Ian Berry is a maverick thinker who inspires business leaders globally. His company – Changing What's Normal – helps clients thrive on the challenges of change.

    “I'm proud to be a lifetime partner of B1G1,” Ian told us. “Since I joined B1G1 in April 2010, the number of giving impacts has grown from under a million to 50 million! Most contributions, like mine, are small. But the significance lies in the fact that when a lot of people do a little, anything can be changed for the better.”

    People often begin by reading Ian’s Changing What's Normal book, a seminal work in the fields of personal, relationship and organisational change. Every time someone buys the book, 12 families in need receive three nourishing meals.

    Ian has a favourite story that illustrates the process. “When I was a boy, my grandmother used to make quilts. She’d make a little piece and then another piece, and eventually she’d stitch it all together. I believe this is the way the B1G1 has been able to make such a wonderful impact on people in need around the world. We all provide our piece of the quilt, our piece of the puzzle, to make a difference as a whole.” Read More...

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  • A Wealth of 24 Hour Giving

    Jeremy Britton is an Australian business coach at 24HourWealth. He’s also a long time contributor to B1G1 as a Business Partner for good…. more

  • Jeremy Britton was “Happily a member of the B1G1 Brigade since its inception!” as he puts it. He runs 24HourWealthCoach, a business coaching service in Australia and six other countries.

    “So many children go to school and feel like they don’t fit in,” Jeremy told us. “These ‘square pegs’ may very well be our future entrepreneurs, inventors and world-changers! I started several successful businesses when I was just 19, and now I coach others at whatever age or whatever stage in life.”

    Everytime a client receives coaching, children in Zimbabwe receive education and entrepreneurial training. These children are taught English, which helps them to break free of the insular local labour market, enabling them to tap on more lucrative opportunities.

    Jeremy’s reports that through Facebook, “We have already had several clients individually join B1G1 after receiving their impact notifications.” 

    That means more B1G1 Business Partners to help find those square pegs out there, and change their lives for good. Read More...

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  • Meaning is More than Money

    Australia’s PARADOX Marketing specialises in social media marketing for accountants, and they also have a strong social conscience… more

  • “When (B1G1 Chairman) Paul Dunn explained the Buy1Give1 concept to me, it made instant, compelling, sense,” Michael Carter, the Founder of PARADOX Marketing in Brisbane told us.

    Many business owners and entrepreneurs get into business understanding that there's more to life and business than money. That’s why the B1G1 concept found a home at PARADOX, one of the first firms advising the accounting profession to promote B1G1.

    “PARADOX jumped onboard and promoted the concept to our clients, who are accountants around the world.” said Michael. “With each accounting firm having an average of 250 business clients, that's a massive ripple effect of giving, right across the planet.”

    PARADOX partners with B1G1 to give goats to families in Kenya every time a member firm signs up with them. They see this as a way of giving that has a long term benefit, because the goats can create ongoing income for families through the sale of anti-HIV goat’s milk.

    “It's brilliant that B1G1 has brought together so many projects and causes, so that it's easy for businesses to lend a hand. It feels great to know we’re doing business for good.” Read More...

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  • Giving That Rocks

    Rock Your Life is an Auckland-based group that encourages entrepreneurs to play a bigger game, rocking the world by doing good things.. more

  • Mike Handcock is Chairman & Founder of Rock Your Life, a composite group of companies based in Auckland that operates around the globe. He calls B1G1 “a vehicle for simplicity of giving, direct to where it is needed.”

    “We were involved from the start because we love Paul and Masami’s message and watched B1G1 take shape in 2007. We believe in social entrepreneurship, and we know that most entrepreneurs have concerns about trust, and therefore are reluctant to do some things. B1G1 makes it easy to give in small ways that really add up.”

    In particular, Rock Your Life supports the Happy Family Orphanage in Cambodia. They get involved in a lot of giving projects, from dedicating peace parks to creating a women’s protection movement in India. By doing so, they hope to inspire others through networking and participating as a business partner with B1G1.

    Rock Your Life believes that entrepreneurs can change their lives by building a successful business with health and wisdom and, as B1G1 business partners, give back in small ways that have a big impact around the world. Read More...

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  • A Fitting Way to Give

    B1G1’s partnership with businessman Bryce Robb began with Beaver Trees in New Zealand, and when he recently started Fit 4 Business, the number of B1G1... more

  • Bryce Robb is the owner and founder of Beaver Trees and Fit 4 Business in Christchurch, New Zealand. While primarily a networking group, Fit 4 Business is designed for people who want to stay fit as well as excel professionally.

    Fit 4 Business partnered with B1G1 for one simple reason,” Bryce told us. “We had such a good experience and built such a super relationship with B1G1 through Beaver Trees, that it was a no brainer to continue the relationship through Fit 4 Business. B1G1 helps businesses create a positive impact in the world by helping them support charitable organisations.”

    When new members join up, they get to choose what their impact will be, and all of the impacts are based around the concept of supporting children at school through Kids Can and B1G1, whether it’s providing a raincoat for a child or feeding and educating a child for a school term.

    At their weekly meetings, Fit 4 Business members present B1G1 certificates to new members in front of the group, and they read out what impact they’ve chosen to make. “This creates a real buzz in the room,” Bryce commented, “It gives everyone the feeling that being a member of Fit4Business has a far greater purpose, which is giving back to our communities.” Read more...

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  • Connected Accountants

    The B1G1 model made it possible for an accounting firm in Australia to give generously while giving purpose to what they do every day…more

  • It was definitely no accident that Connected Accountants became proud members of B1G1. “I come from a family that has always volunteered and supported charities,” the firm’s principal owner Amanda Fisher told us. “My mother worked tirelessly as a volunteer for UNICEF for over 30 years. When I started my own business I wanted to make sure that my giving went to the recipients, and didn’t get swallowed up in administration and related costs.

    The team at Connected Accountants decided they wanted to support business owners in other parts of the world with their contributions. They started small, focusing on contributions to the Goats in Kenya project. Since then they have expanded their contributions to provide business training, bricks to build schools, and safe drinking water where it’s needed most.

    Amanda Fisher has nice things to say about B1G1. “You folks are pretty unique. The B1G1 model makes it possible for 100% of our giving to go to the projects we choose. And as we grow…as our clients grow…so grows our giving and its impact. B1G1 allows our ‘WHY’ to be even larger than we ever imagined, and helps our team to be more purposeful in what we do every day.Read more...

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  • Not your average dentist!

    A UK Dentist that works hard at making giving fun, making a difference for both their patients and staff...more

  • Jas Sandhu is the owner and principal dentist at the High Street Dental Practice in West Sussex. He’s also a proud member of B1G1’s Dental Mavericks and a solid B1G1 business partner.

    “I first heard about B1G1 from my business coach, Tony Gedge, at a meeting in January 2011 and I remember thinking ‘Wow, what a great idea.’ I could see right away how our dental practice in a small market town in England could help to make a difference around the world.”

    The specific B1G1 projects that High Street Dental supports are pretty widespread and not just limited to healthcare. Rainforests, wildlife, water, schools. They wanted to get involved in a variety of causes because, according to the staff, it was just more fun!

    “Our patients love what we do and I know that many have gone on to join B1G1 themselves,” said Dr. Sandhu. “It has wowed many of our new patients, as they don’t usually see this kind of giving in dentistry, and they say it makes us different...in a nice way!” Read More...

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  • A Ripple Effect

    The hearing specialists at Knox Audiology in Melbourne call it the ripple effect of their B1G1 giving. They say it’s the ‘soul purpose’ of their business... more

  • Knox Audiology is a hearing specialist centre that first opened its doors in Melbourne in 1988. Through hearing tests, diagnostic assessments, and hearing aid prescriptions, their wide range of hearing options range from neonatal assessments for babies to aural rehabilitation for the elderly.

    “At Knox Audiology we're passionate about helping our patients hearing brilliantly - so much so that together we help the world to hear as well,” the company’s Director Helen Campbell told us. “Every hearing consultation we do leads to better hearing AND makes a difference in our world through B1G1 global giving.”

    “Imagine how great we feel every time we help someone hear better with a hearing aid AND a goat is automatically provided to a family in Kenya to provide income, milk and food! One hundred percent of contributions made by B1G1 businesses like us are passed directly to B1G1 projects. And of course, we get excited about the number of goats, NOT the number of patients.”

    You can see that Helen and her staff are passionate about what they do every day; it came through in spades during our discussion. Read More...

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  • More than Numbers

    In England, Clear Vision Accountancy are giving goats to Kenyans and planting trees in Thailand with a little help from their clients and B1G1... more

  • Rob Walsh established Clear Vision Accountancy in the UK back in 2004 when he was a Partner at a large regional accountancy firm. He recognised that there was a demand for a team of accountants who would not only help business owners measure their numbers but also improve them, and change lives for the better. That’s why he quickly saw the synergy of working with B1G1 to give (stunningly) over 300 goats in 2013 alone to poor families in Kenya.

    “We donate one goat for every set of accounts, tax returns or consultancy project completed,” Rob says, “The goats provide income and food to a family for a whole year. They provide milk and create income from dairy products, they’re easy to care for, and can be bred or sold by the Kenyans. They provide an under-privileged African family with the same type of benefits we work to provide to our clients – an increased income and an enhanced life.”

    This year, Clear Vision is continuing their support for the goat project in Kenya and also extending their support to take in another B1G1 program. They alternate their monthly giving between the goats in Africa and tree planting in Thailand. Read More...

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  • Starting from Kenya..

    It started with one project in Kenya and grew to include the world. UWM, an accounting firm in England, is proving the Power of Small…more

  • In 2011, Liz Warner – one of the partners at Urquhart Warner Myers Accountants (UWM) in England – was part of a group that visited Kenya on a charity fundraising trip. The aim of the charity was to build new classrooms for current and future generations in that region of Africa. Both UWM and their clients got behind the project, and Liz raised over £5,000 – enough to build a whole classroom!

    The following summer, all three UWM company Directors met up with B1G1 Chairman Paul Dunn at the AVN National Accountants Conference in the UK. Paul and Liz chatted about her experience in Kenya, and it seemed a natural next step for UWM to partner with B1G1 and support our worthy causes around the world.

    “Now we make a huge impact throughout the year by making giving part of what we do...in excess of 60,000 micro-impacts at last count,” Director Jonathan Myers of Urquhart Warner Myers told us, “That’s over 60,000 lives impacted just by doing what we do on a regular basis, something our team is very proud of.”

    You might say that UWM stands for a Unique Way of Making a difference, with B1G1. Read More...

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  • Printing with Giving Passion

    An Australian printing company called Naked Print is reaching out to thousands of people, doing little things in a big way through B1G1...more

  • Some printers do the exact same thing the exact same way, while others avoid that ‘ocean of sameness’. Naked Print is unlike any other printing company in the marketplace. Proudly Australian owned and operated, they make a point of meeting deadlines, returning phone calls promptly, proofing everything properly, and providing total customer care. They also have a very strong social conscience.

    Craig owns the company: “For years, I’ve always given to various charities, but B1G1 gave me the opportunity to share the ‘joy of giving’ with my clients directly. And I can’t think of a better gift to share with our customers and friends. We’re fully aligned with the B1G1 principles and values.”

    At Naked Print they look for any excuse to make a donation to B1G1 projects. They donate when clients pay their invoices, as a thank you if someone does something nice for their colleagues, and sometimes, just because they’re having a rough day. The Naked Print team has learned that the quickest way to turn things around and feel better is to help someone else in need.

    “Helping others is a cornerstone value of Naked Print,” Craig told us. “I see our company as a ‘force for good’ in this world.” Read More...

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  • Giving Back in Scotland

    Ian Main and Jim Stark are the men behind Stark Main & Co. in Scotland. They see their responsibilities in local and global terms as a B1G1 business partner…more

  • Ian Main and Jim Stark started up a small accounting firm in the Scottish border region that eventually expanded into offices in Selkirk and Edinburgh, and was named the UK Accounting Firm of the Year in 2011 – Stark Main & Co. They’re active business partners with B1G1.

    Ian Main explained their philosophy: “In the same way that our clients range from the Borders to Brisbane, we consider our community to be global. We approach our efforts in support of our community by starting on a local basis and working across the world.”

    As part of that vision, the firm is committed to a number of embedded processes and actions. Through B1G1, Stark Main & Co gives back for every new client they sign up and they provide clean drinking water for one needy person per day based on every invoice they issue. It’s called ‘unleashing the power of small.’

    “We’re proud of the difference we can make together as B1G1 business partners, because we agree wholeheartedly with their ethos that business has the power to change lives.” Read More...

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  • School24 and More

    An Australian online ordering system for school canteens, School24 has now expanded to include B1G1 giving for needy children around the world.. more

  • School24 was conceived in a Sydney school when founder Abder Bloul noticed how food was wasted due to miscounting, and the huge amount of unnecessary repetitive work that the volunteers had to put in. He developed a web application that automates many of the processes involved in counting and preparing student lunch orders.

    School24 provides a set of online ordering tools for parents and schools, and is integrating B1G1 donations into their system at the school level, where each Australian school that joins will be able to select a school from B1G1 pool of schools to help.

    When a parent is about to submit any order, School24 will ask them if they want to feed a hungry child or help someone in need. And kids can either donate the value of one of their lunchtime food items to a hungry child, or simply select a small donation of say, 25 cents from the menu when placing their order. “Using my business to help feed hungry kids or provide shelter for the homeless is very rewarding,” Abder Bloul says. “B1G1 has done a great job of making the giving so easy and affordable for people like us; people who like to help others.” Read More...

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  • Eduzine & Power of Small

    Gareth Jones created Eduzine in the UK to celebrate young achievers. The organization has learned to turn ad revenue into B1G1 contributions…more

  • Gareth Jones is the Managing Director of Eduzine Global, a magazine and website that celebrates young achievers around the globe. He heard B1G1 Chairman Paul Dunn speak to a group in London and then found a way to help children even more.

    "Using our publications and web content to generate advertising revenues for those in desperate need was the missing link,” Gareth told us. “B1G1 was the answer and IS the answer. Now, sharing great stories, generating income from advertising and sales and donating it to amazing projects are reasons why Eduzine exists.”

    Eduzine Global’s growing subscriber numbers are testament to the success of their philanthropic objectives, and Gareth shared some advice for others considering a B1G1 partnership. “We firmly believe in the power of small and in the knowledge that we are creating ‘one better world’. That is why I get up each and every day and why every business should join B1G1. Contributing even a tiny amount on a regular basis causes no hardship for your business, yet it creates a massive impact for someone in desperate need.” Read More...

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  • Cheap Sheds, Quality Giving

    Cheap Sheds was a good idea that came out of a bad experience. Now it’s the largest shed company in Australia and doing good...more

  • Cheap Sheds offers the largest range of online shopping for sheds in Australia. Owners Krisztian and Maria Panczel knew right from the start that they wanted to share their success with the world around them. “I looked at different options and charities but couldn’t commit to anything at such an early stage of my business,” Krisztian told us. “When I heard about B1G1 through the organisation’s Chairman Paul Dunn, everything just made perfect sense. We’ve been with B1G1 pretty much since day one of our new business.”

    Their customers like the concept too. Most learn about their B1G1 giving activity after they’ve made their purchase. Krisztian sends them an email from the team, thanking them for their purchase and explaining how the B1G1 ‘embedded giving’ concept works. “It’s usually a nice surprise for them to learn that just by shopping with us, they made a difference…and we do get a lot of emails back acknowledging our giving activity, which is always nice. B1G1 is a concept that is easy to communicate to customers.” Read More...

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  • More Than Meets The Eye!

    PPI is a big promotional marketing company with a big heart. They’ve demonstrated how important social responsibility is to their team...more

  • The team at PPI Promotion & Apparel has been creating and delivering promotional products, corporate gifts and work wear for corporate clients across Australia since 1986. They’re the largest promotional marketing company in South Australia, and one of the top 10 in the country. They’re also active business partners with B1G1.

    Company owner Jehad Rasheed attended a presentation given by B1G1 Chairman Paul Dunn, and it was a memorable milestone for him. “Paul’s passion and the B1G1 story felt like an organisation PPI Promotion & Apparel should be involved with. If you spend any time with us, you’ll see that corporate and social responsibility is important to us, and B1G1 ticked the boxes for what our company was looking for.”

    “B1G1 is a catchy brand name,” Jehad told us, “Our clients like the concept and often praise us for our involvement, as they are aware we sponsor several other organisations too, most of them mainly related to helping kids.

    A nice way to promote giving! Read more...

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  • Survey Giving Incentive

    Each time a customer fills out a feedback survey at Lucentum Chartered Accountants in the UK, a contribution is made to B1G1...more

  • At Lucentum Chartered Accountants, Managing Director Melinda Atkinson created a rewarding concept involving their Customer Satisfaction survey.

    As an incentive, the firm decided to provide a set of prescription glasses to a disadvantaged child through B1G1 every time a Lucentum customer feedback form was completed. Melinda explained their strategy this way: “Not only will feedback help us see more clearly what we can do for our customers, but we also pledge to have an impact on the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.”

    “We give every month to B1G1 causes too, selected by everyone is the group. Currently our giving has been limited to rewarding the efforts of the team, and our giving is split between our team members based on their individual effort. They then decide which causes they would like to support.”

    “We were looking for a way in which we could satisfy our social responsibilities and support good causes both here in the UK and in underdeveloped places. B1G1 filled the bill!” Read More...

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  • Cafe's Inspirational Giving

    A Brisbane accounting firm opens a meeting place/cafe, where business people can inspire one another and give back with every cup of coffee they sell... more

  • Inspire Café in Brisbane, Australia, is at the very core of an accounting firm. It’s an ideal meeting space and business centre, the brainchild of 24 year-old Chartered Accountant, Ben Walker.

    Ben’s idea was to create a space where business owners and entrepreneurs could unite over great coffee and a bite to eat and share ideas. Their accounting firm (Inspire CA) had already been a part of B1G1, and now so is the café. Inspire Café has four meeting rooms, with that great coffee and a full service menu.

    Not surprisingly, Inspire Café has a CEO (that’s Chief Espresso Officer). And that’s Cam Silk. “We’ve had great feedback from our customers,” he said. “We’re already getting a strong sense of community, and we just opened the café in December! Most people want to know how to get involved in the giving – it's great!”

    Brisbane’s new Inspire Café. It’s a place to relax, to kick ideas round in a meeting, to sit back, and think forward. And to give back, through B1G1, with every coffee and meal they sell. Read More...

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  • Small Seeds, Big Trees

    AVN Picktree is a team of financial advisors in Farnham, near London. They give 1% of their fee income each month to B1G1, demonstrating the Power of Small...more

  • The company logo at AVN Picktree Chartered Accountants in Farnham, southwest of London is, appropriately, a tree – with the fruit representing the many financial services that can be ‘picked’ by each client. The AVN label in their name represents their membership in a group of accountants which has about 300 member firms around the UK.

    Each month an AVN Picktree team member selects the projects the company will give to. Overall they’ve produced over 500,000 giving activities so far, which again demonstrates how quickly the Power of Small can add up! Rick reports that AVN Picktree clients applaud what their accounting firm is doing too: “They especially like to hear about the goats that we have given to needy families in Kenya – so far we’ve provided 107 of them!”

    Rick Peet sums it up this way: “I think it’s definitely one of the best things that you can do, but it only works if something inside you wants to make a difference. I know that our team at AVN Picktree is guided by one fundamental, simple principle - to enhance and change lives.” Read More...

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  • Givers Gain in the End

    Shaz Nawaz manages AA Accountants in Peterborough, England, a B1G1 Business Partner with a comprehensive giving program....more

  • ‘Changing people’s lives for the better’ is not just an expression to Shahzad (Shaz) Nawaz, who heads up AA Accountants in Peterborough, England. It’s clearly a motivating force for him.

    “I’ve found that givers gain at the end of the day,” he told us. 

    “And with B1G1, you can also make an impact worldwide, not just locally. You can make a donation every time your business enters into a transaction, and that’s very powerful for me. It becomes part of the value and the culture within your business. We try to find a cause that ties into our client’s business, so if someone is in the education or training sector, we’ll try to tie in their donation to that sector within B1G1. Or I’ll ask them directly which causes are close to their heart, and we’ll try to donate to those causes. And they love the fact that it’s making a difference, without them having to do anything extra, but they feel they’ve had an impact on somebody out there in the big wide world. Now that’s a very powerful concept.”

    And it’s a powerful process now, embedded deeply into everything the firm does. Read More...

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  • SMART Ways to Give

    Brenda Thomson and her team at SMART Small Business Forums in Melbourne make small things grow into larger B1G1 contributions! more

  • As CEO of SMART Small Business Forums in Melbourne, Australia, Brenda Thomson has come up with a few clever ways to motivate her members to contribute to a good cause like B1G1!

    “I love looking for creative ways to divert the funds I would normally be spending on things like marketing or supplies, and sending it on to B1G1,” she told us. “One thing that worked very well was asking people to return their lanyards after each business event by putting them into one of three boxes (water, food, trees). SMART Forums then makes a donation for each returned lanyard. It has actually saved us money!”

    “Another strategy is, instead of handing out brochures or running competitions at expos, I ask people to put their business card into one of three boxes (water, food, trees), and I then make a donation for each business card. Telling them about their B1G1 contribution provides a great reason to follow up after the expo and stay connected.”

    Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Brenda Thomson and her team have found some very SMART ways to do that for B1G1 worthy causes! Read More...

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  • Making a Big Difference

    SD Business Management in Glasgow is one of thousands of small businesses around the world that are making a significant difference as B1G1 Business Partners...more

  • Henry Ford used to say that “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”. We know some people in Scotland who feel the same way about giving – SD Business Management in Glasgow is a proud B1G1 Business Partner.

    Owner Stephen Docherty told us: “We got involved in B1G1 because it seemed really powerful way to make a difference in the world. There are thousands of small businesses around the world and even if only 10% of them got involved, it could make a significant difference. At the same time, it also really reflects what we are about.”

    Their contributions go to a wide variety of worthy causes, but mostly to water, health-boosting treatments, child blindness and similar causes.

    “When a client signs up with us for their annual services, or even if they just want a single ‘one off’ service, we send them a Thank You letter for doing business with us, along with a B1G1 Certificate of Gratitude,” Stephen added. “When you’re in a people-oriented business, your clients are never surprised to learn that you care about people.”  Read More..

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  • Giving Without Hesitation

    A wealth management company in Australia has learned the value of giving small - and without hesitation - by giving as their business receives..more

  • “We believe a project that makes a direct long term impact on a person’s life is very worthy of support, especially when it involves their essential needs,” Peter Wilson told us. His company, Strategic Wealth Management Solutions in Melbourne works with clients to manage their finances.

    They take pride in making a significant and positive difference to the lives of their clients. And they have often discussed how they could also help other, less fortunate people, and try to make a difference in their lives as well.

    The company now contributes 2% of the revenue they generate from the development of new wealth management plans for their clients to B1G1 Projects around the world. They make a point of asking their clients which of four giving ‘categories’ (water, food, health, education) most appeal to them, or are most aligned with their values.

    As Peter points out: “For the amount we would spend on a coffee without hesitation, an individual on the other side of the world can be given access to clean water for life. And that’s life-changing in so many ways.” Read More...

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B1G1: Business for Good

B1G1 gives businesses around the world the power to change lives through the ‘Power of Small’. When you’re part of B1G1: Business for Good, you gain tools and resources to impact lives and simultaneously transform your business.

You can give easily to 600+ high impact projects worldwide. 100% of your giving goes to the projects you choose. And more importantly, you create 3 special things around your business giving: IMPACT, HABIT and CONNECTION.

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