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Why Milton Friedman Could Love Social Entrepreneurship

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Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
September 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

When Does Being Socially Responsible Hurt Your Business?

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Deciding what social causes to commit your company to means taking a careful look at a few key factors. Here are three to consider.
August 13, 2013 in Leadership

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
August 13, 2013 in Starting a Business

Young-Social Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal on Blazing Your Own Trail

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In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, Miki Agrawal discusses the importance of living the life you want, not what others expect of you.
August 6, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Get Entourage's Adrian Grenier to Tout Your Social Venture? Give Him Something to Believe in

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At this year's Nexus Global Youth Summit, a panel of Hollywood heavyweights provided the skinny on how to get a celeb's endorsement.
July 26, 2013 in Starting a Business
New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

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Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases.
July 24, 2013 in Business Ideas

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

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The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
July 19, 2013 in Business Management

Forget Fair Trade and One-for-One Businesses, Do Good by Fixing the Education System

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If young people today are supposed to want to change the world, consider turning your attention to education. Here's how you can make a real and lasting impact.
July 15, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

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The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
June 27, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

At World Innovation Forum, Young Entrepreneurs Provide Key to Innovation

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During a panel discussion at the World Innovation Forum, the founder of student organization Kairos Society discussed why large corporations need to look to the millennial generation for innovation.
June 14, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Meet the United Nations' New Resident Entrepreneur

Meet the United Nations' New Resident Entrepreneur

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Elizabeth Gore discusses the evolution of the group's strategy to partner with entrepreneurs.
June 12, 2013 in Leadership

How Soko Is Looking to Empower Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

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Three young women entrepreneurs are looking to disrupt the traditional export supply chain through a first-of-its-kind mobile marketplace for artisans.
June 4, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

Do We Really Need an Alternative Form of Capitalism?

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While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic.
May 23, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

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The social and environmental business-practice certifier, B Lab, released its annual list of companies leading the pack of do-gooders today.
April 17, 2013 in Business Management

What's Trending WithÂ…Yael Cohen? The F%#@ Cancer Founder on Starting a Movement

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Yael Cohen at this year's SXSW. Here, she describes her startup story and offers advice to other young entrepreneurs.
April 2, 2013 in Profiles
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

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As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.
March 6, 2013 in Business Ideas

Lessons in Traditional PR...From a 14-Year-Old Philanthropist

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How local and national publicity helped Julien Leitner, the 14-year-old founder of the Archimedes Alliance, spark change and move the world, $2 at a time.
February 21, 2013 in Marketing
PopTech's Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Solving World Problems

PopTech's Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Solving World Problems

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The executive director of PopTech, which hosts an annual conference in Camden, Maine, talks about trends in social entrepreneurship and how to thrive amid disruption.
January 9, 2013 in Exploring New Markets
4 Ways to Dip a Toe into Social Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Dip a Toe into Social Entrepreneurship

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As the number of social-entrepreneurs rise, catering to sustainably-minded ventures makes good business. Here's how to ease into working with these companies and how to grow with the trend too.
December 29, 2012 in Business Ideas
Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good

Change-Maker Dev Aujla on Doing Well and Doing Good

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The social entrepreneur behind DreamNow and other do-gooder groups shares his thoughts on how young, socially-minded treps can do good work and still have enough.
December 26, 2012 in Business Ideas
Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

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The online recommendation engine and shopping site FashioningChange.com directs shoppers to "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" alternatives for men's and women's apparel and accessories.
December 23, 2012 in Profiles

Want to Raise Money for Others? Start a Business

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Here's how two college buddies turned custom T-shirts into a piggy bank for nonprofits and themselves.
November 6, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

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While esteemed nonprofit leaders and political figures came together at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, here's how young people also got involved.
September 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

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If you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship, consider this your ticket. Here's a preview of what to expect from the Clinton Global Initiative and ideas for getting involved.
September 21, 2012 in Radicals & Visionaries
How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months

How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months

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See how these young treps turned a winning Kickstarter campaign into a thriving business in just a few months.
August 29, 2012 in Profiles

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