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.
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.
Sam Goldman used his imagination and business acumen to supply a critical product to 100 million consumers.
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A social business needs capital to grow. Find out which organizations are helping to kickstart the new type of entrepreneurial ventures.
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.
These 6 characteristics have set millennials apart from other generations and, together, have made them an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with.
Millennials want instant gratification, even when it comes to making a difference.
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.
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Quadriplegic entrepreneur spearheads efforts to develop smartphone and other devices for people with physical limitations.
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.
The focus is shifting from money in the bank to society's biggest challenges.
Social ventures really need profit, not donations, to survive and prosper.
Starting a Business
When Rebecca van Bergen couldn't find a job that fit all her interests, she decided to start her own business and ended up helping a group of artisans that was quickly disappearing.
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