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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Culture Matters

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Kat Taylor, CEO and co-founder of Beneficial State Bank, says "culture matters the most."
SVN member Gary Hirshberg

SVN’ Best Advice’ Series: Believe in Yourself

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Stonyfield, shares the impact of "believing in yourself."
SVN member Janie Hoffman

SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Trust Your Wisdom First

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Mamma Chia CEO Janie Hoffman shares the importance of listening to your entrepreneurial wisdom.
SVN member Gary Shinner

SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Engineer a Long-Term Vision

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Gary Shinner, former CEO of Mighty Leaf Tea, shares how to engineer a long-term vision for your…
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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Never Stop

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Cheryl Contee, CEO of Fission Strategy, shares how she overcame the gender biases in the tech industry.
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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Building on Purpose

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Neil Grimmer, president and c-founder of Plum Organics, shares how to built a business based on purpose.
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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Banking from the Habits of the Heart

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Vince Siciliano, CEO of New Resource Bank, shares what role purpose and values have had in his…
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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Manage Your Mood

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Find out how your mood as a CEO affects your organizational culture from Race Forward's Rinku Sen.
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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Never Stop Learning From Your Customers

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Mark Tilsen shares how listening to his customers helped him grow his business in this short video.
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SVN ‘Best Advice’ Series: Build Authenticity of Place

Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Local economies pioneer Judy Wicks shares what's most fulfilling about growing a local business in this short…
After a visit to Patagonia's headquarters in Ventura, California, one special employee stuck out. He not only represented the brand, but also underscored how important engaged employees are to a sustainable company.

Patagonia: The Incomparable Authentic Brand

Authenticity is the brand term du jour. When you look past all the hype, it just comes down to creating a company that…
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The Quick & Dirty: Trust Me (and Other Corporate Lies)

There are many reasons why the world does not trust companies, but these are a few that stick out for me.
Professor Christine Mahoney in the classroom.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders Through Social Entrepreneurship

Within public policy schools, social entrepreneurship is a relatively new addition to curriculum. Traditionally society has considered solving social problems the domain of…
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5 Reasons Companies Should Utilize the Cloud

Trends in business tend to change often and quickly, but one trend that can't be ignored is the move towards the cloud.
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5 Top Tips for Business Leaders in 2015: Why It’s Now Time to Take a Back Seat

New year, new start. That should be the motto for your business as you take a back seat for 2015 and delegate to…