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5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work
Entrepreneurs

5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US.
Maite Baron
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
Growth Strategies

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
Catherine Clifford
Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage
Doing Good

Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.
Richard Branson
Social Responsibility

The 3 Surprising Ways to Weave Social Good Into a Startup's DNA

Here are a few ways to give your customers some 'change' for their dollar.
Simon Lockyer
From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World
Design

From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World

Social designer Daan Roosegaarde has built a career applying technology to the world that exists outside our screens.
Laura Entis
Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg
100 Brilliant Companies

Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg

The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing.
Jason Ankeny
This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users
100 Brilliant Companies

This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities.
Jason Ankeny
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
Can Social Entrepreneurship Transform House Sales?
Business Unusual

Can Social Entrepreneurship Transform House Sales?

This startup is using the give-back model to help reform the real estate industry.
Neil Parmar
Staffers Might Love Their Jobs... And Never Tell You
Human Resources

Staffers Might Love Their Jobs... And Never Tell You

Social entrepreneurs must understand what really drives their employees – and not exploit them.
Aaron Hurst
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.
What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy
Social entrepreneurship

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

Three traits that social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven organizations need to thrive.
Aaron Hurst
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
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