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Video: Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a SuccessPlay Video
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Robin Chase says that to make positive change on a large scale, social entrepreneurs need to make sure they are first and foremost catering to the needs of their customer.
April 18, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

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Partnering with the wrong corporation can spell disaster for a growing social enterprise. Here’s what to consider before getting wed to a new initiative.
April 16, 2014 in The 'Treps
 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

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An inside look at business owners who are creating jobs and providing communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage.
April 11, 2014 in Business News
A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

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An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg

This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg

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Josh Tetrick wants to remake the food industry from the bottom up, starting with the traditional egg.
April 4, 2014 in The 'Treps
Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America

Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America

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Take care of your employees, give back to your community, be gentle on the environment and run a business. Sound like pie in the sky? It's not. Here are 10 companies that are doing it.
March 19, 2014 in Leadership
How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

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Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources.
March 13, 2014 in Leadership
Chili's Ups Its Marketing Game By Pushing Its Do-Good Social Programs

Chili's Ups Its Marketing Game By Pushing Its Do-Good Social Programs

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The restaurant franchise released a video titled 'More Life Happens Here' promoting its charitable activities.
March 11, 2014 in Marketing
Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

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Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve.
February 3, 2014 in Your Business Plan
Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

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To get a sense of what it's like starting a socially-conscious startup, we reached out to three founders based at New York City's Center for Social Innovation.
January 24, 2014 in Starting a Business
How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World

How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World

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Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars.
January 22, 2014 in Growth Strategies
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

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As founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid is determined to help women around the world get access to an education. And she's learning a lot along the way.
January 21, 2014 in Innovation
Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

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With transparency gaining steam, entrepreneurs should consider jumping on the bandwagon. The founders of ethical-fashion startup Zady share advice on how to do so.
January 13, 2014 in Branding
Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

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To get a sense for what it's like starting up environment-friendly and social ventures today, we reached out to three founders based out of NYC's Green Spaces incubator.
January 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

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Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
December 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

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In honor of Giving Tuesday, our startup of the month is looking to buck the fast-fashion trend for a consumer-conscious model, while also donating a portion of sales to charity.
December 3, 2013 in Starting a Business
Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

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Adam Braun set up his mission-driven organization to operate with the efficiency and transparency of a Fortune 500 best-in-class business.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

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From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
November 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Video: Why This Company Wants You to Change Your UnderwearPlay Video

Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear (Video)

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You may have TOMS shoes on your feet and Warby Parker glasses on your face, but this company wants to get into your underwear drawer.
November 22, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
Video: Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting ProfitsPlay Video

Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits (Video)

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This new class of corporation can help hold your company accountable to its social and environmental goals. Find out how it might also help you increase sales.
November 20, 2013 in Branding
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

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Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

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Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
November 5, 2013 in Sales
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

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Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
October 31, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

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Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business model comes first.
October 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

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At CGI, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie responds to his critics, discusses his newest production facility in Haiti and explains why he feels like an entrepreneur again.
September 26, 2013 in Growth Strategies

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