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You're a positive social/environmental impact entrepreneur. Show it off!

The badge certifies that this business/entrepreneur/initiative meets our set of standards for positive social and environmental impact in health, sustainability, or learning, or a combination of those. The badge is a way for them to “legitimize” your business practice and values - gives a second opinion like a testimonial from a trustworthy source.

The Stardust Badge for Positive Impact

The “Powered by Stardust” badge certifies that your project meets our set of standards for entrepreneurship creating positive social and/or environmental impact in health, sustainability, and/or learning.

This initiative has a verified positive social and environmental impact on a specific community or cause.

This initiative is ethical and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, age, abilities, or beliefs.

This initiative shows innovation in solving a local/global problem related to [health, sustainability, learning] and continuously and transparently follows through with its mission.

This initiative is committed to making the world a better place.

82

of consumers consider a company’s social and environmental commitments before deciding which products and services to recommend

90

of consumers are likely to switch brands to one associated with a good cause given similar price and quality

80

of people say they would buy a product from an unknown brand with stronger social or environmental commitments

88

of global consumers want companies to tell them what they are doing to operate responsibly and support important issues

Source: Cone Communications, Global CSR Study 2015

Everything that comes with the certification:

1

communication

After approval, you can display your digital 'Powered by Stardust' badge to your website, social media, and emails to let your clients and followers know you are dedicated to making positive social and/or environmental impact. We'll also send you 10+ high quality vinyl decals you can paste anywhere!
2

mission for good

Displaying the badge not only raises awareness about positive impact entrepreneurship and small business initiatives in sustainability, health, and learning, but also shows you are committed to making a difference in your community and globally.
3

Network

When you receive the certification, you join our network of entrepreneurs where you can make meaningful connections and have access to mentorship and discounts on business services.
4

more clients

Because you are a verified business with a social and/or environmental cause for good, people will be more likely to share with friends and family. You will see a rise in your clientele and gain more supporters!
5

Legitimization

Not that your business isn't legitimate already, but at Stardust we focus our funding our emerging initiatives that may not yet be seen or trusted by many people. This certification is a great way for you to "legitimize" your business practices and values by way of "second opinion" or testimonial from a trustworthy source.
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it only helps!

By having this certification, you give potential clients or followers permission to believe that your initiative is completely transparent in its practices which validates their desire to support you. As part of your branding, the badge expedites communication and spreads awareness.

Nonprofits

$ 100

per year
  • Every perk included
  • Must pay 2 years upfront
  • Renewable yearly (after 2nd year)
  • Can become tax-deductible donation to The Stardust-Startup Factory
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For profits (<10)

$ 200

per year
  • less than 10 employees
  • Every perk included
  • Must pay 2 years upfront
  • Renewable yearly (after 2nd year)
  • Can become tax-deductible donation to The Stardust-Startup Factory
Get Free

For profits (>10)

$ 300

per year
  • 10 employees or more
  • Every perk included
  • Must pay 2 years upfront
  • Renewable yearly (after 2nd year)
  • Can become tax-deductible donation to The Stardust-Startup Factory
Get Free

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