Tim Frick on Building Better WordPress Businesses With B Corps

When I asked around in the WordPress community about environmental issues, everyone had the same response: “You should talk with Tim Frick.”

Tim is based in Chicago and runs the Mightybytes agency. He is passionate about helping organizations create a more positive impact on the world. We recently posted a collection of environmental talks and Tim got a lot of shout-outs.

In this interview, I chat with Tim about Benefit Corporations (B Corps). Tim explains how his desire to create a positive influence has led him to use WordPress and support environmental issues.

What are B Corps?

They are businesses that balance purpose and profit.

  • A Benefit Corporation is a legal entity, like an S-Corp or a C-Corp. In the US, 37 states have passed Benefit Corp legislation, as have several other countries
  • A Certified B Corp, on the other hand, undergoes a rigorous certification every three years to ensure they adhere to the highest verified standards in social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. There are over 3,500 Certified B Corps worldwide, over 50% of which exist outside the United States. 

This page briefly and concisely explains the difference between the two

In our interview, Tim tells us that B Corps help us put values where they should be: right at the very heart of our businesses.

If you want to do one thing to improve your impact on the world, Tim recommends you use this B Corps assessment tool.

Video interview with Tim

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