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How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

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.
3 Historical Habits That Improve Modern Entrepreneurs

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.
The 3 Surprising Ways to Weave Social Good Into a Startup's DNA

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.
Millennials Casting for Careers Should Consider Franchises

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
The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For

The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For

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.'

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.
How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

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.
Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success

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.
Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

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.
 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

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

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.
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

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

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

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.
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

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

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.
Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

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.
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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

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

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

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

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

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.

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