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You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.
Growth Strategies

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

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.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi
Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups
Growth Strategies

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.
Lydia Brown and Jeremy Unger
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs
Starting a Business

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.
Nikhil Arora
For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity
Starting a Business

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.
Andrea Huspeni
Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

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.
Martin Zwilling
Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear
Entrepreneurs

Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear

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.
Diana Ransom
Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits
Marketing

Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits

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.
Mark J. Kohler
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators
Starting a Business

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

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
Rachel Solomon
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers
Marketing

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

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

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

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

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back
Growth Strategies

How Blake Mycoskie Got His Groove Back

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.
Neil Parmar