Social Entrepreneurs http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/social-entrepreneurs The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Social Entrepreneurs en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:15:00 GMT How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235435 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235435 Catherine Clifford When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing. 3 Historical Habits That Improve Modern Entrepreneurs The best lessons are learned from history. Here are three practices that will still make you epic today. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235076 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235076 Matthew Toren The best lessons are learned from history. Here are three practices that will still make you epic today. The 3 Surprising Ways to Weave Social Good Into a Startup's DNA Here are a few ways to give your customers some 'change' for their dollar. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234697 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234697 Simon Lockyer Here are a few ways to give your customers some 'change' for their dollar. Millennials Casting for Careers Should Consider Franchises Franchises are a quick route to an established business. Energetic millennials are good candidates for business ownership but only if the fit is right Tue, 20 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234064 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234064 Paul Segreto Franchises are a quick route to an established business. Energetic millennials are good candidates for business ownership but only if the fit is right The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For It takes a certain something to run a business where making money is your top priority. Fri, 16 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233846 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233846 Jeff Boss It takes a certain something to run a business where making money is your top priority. TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.' After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233899 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233899 Nina Zipkin After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good. 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. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232260 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232260 Jason Daley The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors. Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233114 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233114 Catherine Clifford 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. Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal 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. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232224 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232224 Neil Parmar 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. 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business An inside look at business owners who are creating jobs and providing communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232961 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232961 Natalia Angulo An inside look at business owners who are creating jobs and providing communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage. A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232776 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232776 David Van Andel An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs. This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg Josh Tetrick wants to remake the food industry from the bottom up, starting with the traditional egg. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232793 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232793 Nina Zipkin Josh Tetrick wants to remake the food industry from the bottom up, starting with the traditional egg. Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America 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. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232328 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232328 Catherine Clifford 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. How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232151 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232151 Nina Zipkin Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources. Chili's Ups Its Marketing Game By Pushing Its Do-Good Social Programs The restaurant franchise released a video titled 'More Life Happens Here' promoting its charitable activities. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232111 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232111 Catherine Clifford The restaurant franchise released a video titled 'More Life Happens Here' promoting its charitable activities. Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231150 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231150 Richard Branson Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve. Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator 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. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230903 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230903 Sophie Kleeman and Sherina Motwani 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. How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230999 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230999 Catherine Clifford Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars. You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza. 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. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230986 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230986 Catherine Clifford 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. Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too) 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. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230775 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230775 Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi 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.