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Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire
Perseverance

Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire

Jason Wolfe's leading e-tail venture, GiftCards.com, took shape while he was living in his car and teaching himself to code with books checked out of the library.
Geoff Weiss
4 Ways to Rewire the Corporate Brain to Compete in the 21st Century
Company Culture

4 Ways to Rewire the Corporate Brain to Compete in the 21st Century

Companies are being pushed to be more collaborative and transparent and to embrace social responsibility.
Lain Hensley
Getting Employees to Volunteer and Give
Volunteering

Getting Employees to Volunteer and Give

Cultivating employee philanthropy can be good for your business. Here's how to make giving back a part of your culture.
Gwen Moran
Why It Is Important to Teach Girls About Entrepreneurship
Women Entrepreneurs

Why It Is Important to Teach Girls About Entrepreneurship

The founder of Glamtrepreneur talks about instilling the business bug at an early age.
Rebekah Epstein
Why Doing Good for Others Does Good for Your Business
Philanthropy

Why Doing Good for Others Does Good for Your Business

The sooner you incorporate social good into your business plan, the better.
Lisa Evans
How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World
Franchise

How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine
Philanthropy

Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Entrepreneurs can enlist employees, customers and other partners when it comes time to offer programs that give back to the community.
Lain Hensley
The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat
Leadership

The 7 Most Fascinating Things Bill Gates Said in His Reddit Chat

During an open-forum Q&A hosted by Reddit, Bill Gates discussed philanthropy, business advice and even condom design in his first interview since stepping down as Microsoft's chairman.
Geoff Weiss
Be Charitable, and Your Customers May Just Give Back to You
Growth Strategies

Be Charitable, and Your Customers May Just Give Back to You

With the holidays behind us, many businesses stop their philanthropic efforts. This is a big mistake, as companies can continue to capitalize on charitable givings.
Linda Kahler
The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events
Entrepreneurs

The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events

Founded by former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chris McIntosh, Dirty Girl obstacle-course events are running up big bucks.
Margaret Littman
How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony
Growth Strategies

How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony

Doing good just for the sake of saying you are won't help you run a more socially responsible business. Here are three key considerations.
Jay Deutsch
The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills
Entrepreneurs

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

Hari Mari donates $3 from each pair of flip-flops they sell to hospital units that accept uninsured patients.
Margaret Littman
How One Entrepreneur Overcame Unthinkable Tragedy
Entrepreneurs

How One Entrepreneur Overcame Unthinkable Tragedy

It's how you pick up the pieces in the worst of times that reveal your company's true colors.
Jay Deutsch