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Want to Protect Your Social Mission? Become a Benefit Corporation.

By incorporating as a benefit corporation, entrepreneurs can protect their mission by elevating their company's core social and environmental values to the status of law.

A 'Kool' Nerd's Lessons on Launching a Killer Social Enterprise

How do you build a business that both generates a profit and gives back to a worthy cause? An New York City entrepreneur shares his strategy.

How 'Happy Family' Became Healthy Baby-Food Pioneers

This organic baby food startup got acquired and took on some of the biggest players in the market.

A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

In partnership with the Case Foundation, we kick off a weekly series profiling entrepreneurs who are pioneering social change, as well as the investors who are backing their ambitious efforts.

Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.

NFL Star Founds Fashion Brand for a Cause With Former TOMS Exec

Launched by this Philly Eagles tight-end, this online accessories line gives back.

3 Ways to Remain Dedicated to Your Mission

With endless possibilities, new opportunities and receiving conflicting advice, it can be hard for some entrepreneurs to stay focused on their initial vision. Here are a few tips on staying true to your mission.

Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits for the Bottom Line

Call it entrepreneurial serendipity, but businesses that embrace worthy causes are finding charitable giving is a powerful brand enhancer.

50 Favorite Online-Marketing Influencers of 2014

These people provide useful, reliable information in their blogs and on social media and have expert knowledge in various fields.

One Place Entrepreneurs Should Be Allocating Their Marketing Budget But Aren't

For a number of reasons, founders and executives should be putting more of their marketing dollars in this underserved area.

Leadership Lessons From a Corporate Trailblazer Who Has Managed 70,000 Employees

Vicki Escarra started her professional career as a flight attendant and eventually became Delta's first female executive. Today, she heads up a global finance network for entrepreneurs in underprivileged countries around the world. Here's what she's learned along the way.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.
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