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How Tony Hawk Skated Past Rookie Business Mistakes on His Ride to Success
Leadership

How Tony Hawk Skated Past Rookie Business Mistakes on His Ride to Success

The legendary skateboarder describes his early entrepreneurial wipeouts and the hard lessons he learned from them.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers
Impact Investing

Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers

Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.
Jessica Pothering
You Can Do Good by Doing Well, If You Pick the Right Social Enterprise Model
Social Entrepreneurs

You Can Do Good by Doing Well, If You Pick the Right Social Enterprise Model

Since both consumers and energetic young employees prefer companies dedicated to social good, philanthropy is a viable business strategy.
Christie Garton
How One Investor Is Finding Profit in Social Change
Impact Investing

How One Investor Is Finding Profit in Social Change

First, his peers laughed at him. Now, they want in on supporting social entrepreneurs.
David Bank
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
5 Ways to Leverage Your Social-Media Following to Close Sales
Social Media

5 Ways to Leverage Your Social-Media Following to Close Sales

Once you've done the work to build a following, it only takes imagination to dream up new ways to capitalize.
John Pilmer
3 Reasons Why Relying on Social-Media Marketing Is a Losing Strategy
Marketing

3 Reasons Why Relying on Social-Media Marketing Is a Losing Strategy

Organic reach has plummeted. You need to think of social media as just one facet of a diverse marketing plan.
Kimanzi Constable
The Rise of the Young Social Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneurs

The Rise of the Young Social Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is about solving a problem, not starting a company.
Ankur Jain
Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
Kate Taylor
This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors
Impact Investing

This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors

The TriLinc Global Impact Fund looks for established social enterprises in stable emerging markets that are ripe for growth capital.
Jessica Pothering
How These Vet Entrepreneurs Are Bridging America's Civilian-Military Divide
Veterans Day

How These Vet Entrepreneurs Are Bridging America's Civilian-Military Divide

Sword & Plough founder Emily N??ez Cavness and Pinterest exec Don Faul illustrate how military experience can translate into dynamic careers in the civilian sector.
Geoff Weiss
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For Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries to Succeed, They Need This
Success Strategies

For Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries to Succeed, They Need This

Just like entrepreneurs living in Silicon Valley, founders in developing countries need one important element to thrive.
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown
Want to Protect Your Social Mission? Become a Benefit Corporation.
Benefit Corporation

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.
Ryan Honeyman
3 Lessons for Every Business From an Olympian
Social entrepreneurship

3 Lessons for Every Business From an Olympian

The drive to do something worthwhile is the most important motive an entrepreneur can have.
Mark Burns