Sharon Rowe: The Magic of Tiny Business [Ep. 38]

In this episode of Next Economy Now, Shawn Berry, a Partner at LIFT Economy, interviews Sharon Rowe, founder and CEO of ECOBAGS. ECOBAGS was one of the first brands to market with their reusable tote bags, founded in 1989 in NYC.  I have had the pleasure to get to know Sharon over the last few years as a part of the Hudson Valley and NYC B Corp communities. And what inspires me about Sharon is not just that she started a for profit solution based approach to environmental activism, but she also did that while raising kids, pursuing her acting career and still takes vacations.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Her story of starting and growing her company slowly

  • Relationships as the key to business success

  • Magic of Tiny Business and the value of a well rounded life

  • Women in business, how things have changed over the last 3 decades


To listen to this podcast, please click the image at the top of the article. If you only have two minutes, click here for a highlight from the interview


In addition to listening on B the Change Media, you can listen/subscribe to Next Economy Now on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or your favorite podcasting platform.


Shawn Berry is a Partner at LIFT Economy, where he works as an organizational strategist inspired to harness the power of business to create resilient local economies as patterns to be documented, open sourced, scaled globally and adapted regionally.

LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm whose mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life. You can follow Shawn on Twitter @sd_berry or email him