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The Socially Responsible Entrepreneur

Doesn't funneling all your cash into business growth get a little old after a while?

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This story appears in the July 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Craig Hall expects a lot from his fellow entrepreneurs. His 285-page book, The Responsible Entrepreneur, is basically a blueprint on being, well, responsible. Think being an entrepreneur is just about making money? Wrong, according to Hall, whose Dallas-based company, Hall Financial Group, donates 5 percent of its income to charity. So in case anybody out there is feeling a bit unfulfilled or empty, and wondering whether they could be doing more, listen to what Hall has to say:

OK, this isn't the best way to put this, but why be responsible? In other words: What's in it for me?

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