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Corporate Social Responsibility: Planet Fitness Takes a Stand Against Bullying
Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility: Planet Fitness Takes a Stand Against Bullying

Bullying is a serious problem with long-term consequences. And it's getting worse.
Sherry Gray
The Former Apple Employee Preaching Tech in Harlem
Social Entrepreneurs

The Former Apple Employee Preaching Tech in Harlem

By launching a technology store for minorities in Harlem, Hans Marshalleck seeks to provide opportunities and experiences for all. Watch his pitch here.
Entrepreneur Staff
Here Are the Best Cities to Run a Socially-Conscious Startup
Growing a Business

Here Are the Best Cities to Run a Socially-Conscious Startup

A new study looks at what makes a social entrepreneur succeed.
Nina Zipkin
How a Trip to Haiti Inspired This Entrepreneur to Start Her Business
Social Entrepreneurs

How a Trip to Haiti Inspired This Entrepreneur to Start Her Business

After realizing that people wanted to earn their way rather than accept donations from non-profits, Becky Straw created an organization that puts people to work.
Jason Haber
How $162 Loans Made This Bank a Success
Social Entrepreneurs

How $162 Loans Made This Bank a Success

Combining financial smarts with a charitable attitude helped this bank start small but grow big – with a loan portfolio worth more than $1 billion today.
Jason Haber
How This Entrepreneur Is Turning a Profit in Developing Countries
Social Entrepreneurs

How This Entrepreneur Is Turning a Profit in Developing Countries

Sam Goldman used his imagination and business acumen to supply a critical product to 100 million consumers.
Jason Haber
Meet the New Breed of Philanthropists Helping Social Entrepreneurs Succeed
Starting a Business

Meet the New Breed of Philanthropists Helping Social Entrepreneurs Succeed

A social business needs capital to grow. Find out which organizations are helping to kickstart the new type of entrepreneurial ventures.
Jason Haber
'Investing for Good' Gains Appeal Amid Rocky Tech Startup Market
Social Entrepreneurs

'Investing for Good' Gains Appeal Amid Rocky Tech Startup Market

So-called 'impact investing' rose to $15.2 billion globally last year from $10.6 billion in 2014, according to a recent report by the Global Impact Investing Network.
6 Traits That Make Millennials the Best Social Entrepreneurs
Social Entrepreneurs

6 Traits That Make Millennials the Best Social Entrepreneurs

These 6 characteristics have set millennials apart from other generations and, together, have made them an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with.
Jason Haber
Why Millennials May Just Be the Best Entrepreneurial Generation Ever
Social Entrepreneurs

Why Millennials May Just Be the Best Entrepreneurial Generation Ever

Millennials want instant gratification, even when it comes to making a difference.
Jason Haber
Take a Virtual Reality Hot Air Balloon Trip on June 16 at 12 p.m. EST With the Fat Jew, King of His Own Social-Media Empire
Entrepreneur Network

Take a Virtual Reality Hot Air Balloon Trip on June 16 at 12 p.m. EST With the Fat Jew, King of His Own Social-Media Empire

Entrepreneur Network partner Mindie Kaplan of 'Rated VR' interviews social-media sensation Josh Ostrovsky, better known as the Fat Jew, in this debut virtual reality experience to run tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST.
Erin Schultz
Billions of Smartphone Users and I Wasn't One of Them
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Billions of Smartphone Users and I Wasn't One of Them

Quadriplegic entrepreneur spearheads efforts to develop smartphone and other devices for people with physical limitations.
Giora Livne
This Nuance I Learned From Social Entrepreneurs Is Worth Your Time
Social Entrepreneurship

This Nuance I Learned From Social Entrepreneurs Is Worth Your Time

To truly understand the opposite of poverty, you need to feel it.
Karthik Rajan
How This Company Makes Money While Making a Difference
Social Entrepreneurs

How This Company Makes Money While Making a Difference

Discover how TOMS Shoes has been able to turn a (very nice) profit and still provide more than 10 million free pairs of shoes to people in need.
Jason Haber