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Millennials Casting for Careers Should Consider Franchises
Millenials

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
Paul Segreto
The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For
Leadership

The Untouchable Asset That Everybody Strives For

It takes a certain something to run a business where making money is your top priority.
Jeff Boss
TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'
If I Knew Then

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal
Social entrepreneurship

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.
Neil Parmar
 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business
Jobs

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

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.
David Van Andel
This Mega-Funded Startup Wants to Forget the Chicken and Redefine the Egg
Business Unusual

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.
Nina Zipkin
Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America
Social Entrepreneurs

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.
Catherine Clifford
How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers
If I Knew Then

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business
Starting a 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.
Richard Branson
Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator
Starting a Business

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.
Sophie Kleeman and Sherina Motwani