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How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World
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The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
April 19, 2014 in Franchises
What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy

What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy

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Three traits that social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven organizations need to thrive.
April 17, 2014 in The 'Treps
Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

Corporate Courtships: How Social Businesses Can Seal the Deal

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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.
April 16, 2014 in The 'Treps
 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

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An inside look at business owners who are creating jobs and providing communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage.
April 11, 2014 in Business News
How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It

How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It

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Saundra Pelletier is the CEO of both the international nonprofit WomanCare Global and the for-profit biotech firm Evofem. Bringing these two, distinct teams together under one umbrella involved some unexpected challenges.
April 7, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

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In this podcast, one social entrepreneur shares his incredible startup story.
March 27, 2014 in Starting a Business
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

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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.
March 19, 2014 in Leadership
Richard Branson on Finding Funding

Richard Branson on Finding Funding

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Your local community is often the best place to start when looking for funding, but if you can’t find anyone suitable to work with, the logical next step is to broaden your search.
February 24, 2014 in Financing
Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

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Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve.
February 3, 2014 in Your Business Plan
Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

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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.
January 24, 2014 in Starting a Business
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

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Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars.
January 22, 2014 in Growth Strategies
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

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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.
January 21, 2014 in Innovation
Catchafire CEO: If I Don't Use My Time Well, My Employees Won't Either

Catchafire CEO: If I Don't Use My Time Well, My Employees Won't Either

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Rachael Chong is a busy, New York City-based social entrepreneur who has learned that setting priorities and sticking to them is her most critical mission.
January 15, 2014 in Business Management
Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

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

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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.
January 13, 2014 in Branding
Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

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

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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.
January 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
From Gum to the Grammys: How Artist-Entrepreneur Kenna Bulldozed the Status Quo

From Gum to the Grammys: How Artist-Entrepreneur Kenna Bulldozed the Status Quo

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Kenna Zemedkun has launched television shows, carved out his own music genre, created new ways of raising money for the issues he cares about and helped overhaul a social networking site.
January 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

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

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Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
December 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

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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.
December 3, 2013 in Starting a Business
Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right

Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right

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Your business -- be it small or large -- has the opportunity and responsibility to do good in your community.
December 2, 2013 in The 'Treps
Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

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

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Adam Braun set up his mission-driven organization to operate with the efficiency and transparency of a Fortune 500 best-in-class business.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

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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.
November 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
Video: Why This Company Wants You to Change Your UnderwearPlay Video

Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear (Video)

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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.
November 22, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
Video: Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting ProfitsPlay Video

Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits (Video)

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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.
November 20, 2013 in Branding
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

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

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Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
November 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

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

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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.
October 30, 2013 in Business Ideas

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