Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…
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Starting A Company Without Previous Education: Pros And Cons

What are the biggest differences in the mindsets of self-thought entrepreneurs and those who acquire a diploma before embarking on their business journey?…

Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a…

4 Key Ingredients for Growing Your Niche Startup

From humble beginnings, I learned that favorable outcomes hinge on sustainable strategies. Much like developing a secret recipe, a few key ingredients existed…

The First Domino Falls in the Gig Economy: HomeJoy Shuts Down

The recent shut-down of the once “disruptive” app HomeJoy, which had $40 million in funding, may be the sign of things to come…

3p Weekend: These 10 Social Innovators Are Sure to Inspire

A group of innovative thinkers from India and East Africa joined the SAP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship program in Silicon Valley earlier this month.…
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Practical Ways To Incorporate A Holistic Wellness Program into Your Organization

Many companies are incorporating holistic wellness programs into their work environments. These programs include many aspects of optimal health, including physical, emotional and…

What’s the ROI of an LOL? FunnyBizz Conference Makes the Business Case for Humor

No one wants to be sold to or patronized, so why not lighten it up with a little humor? This was the focus…

Woman Transforms Thrift Shop Fashion Dolls Into ‘Real’ Girls

She is not the first to perform make-unders on discarded dolls -- fashion dolls in particular. But ever since Sonia Singh from Tasmania,…
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5 Mindsets That Can Kill Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

Entrepreneurship is all about mindset. Steer clear of these five mindset traps that can kill your entrepreneurial dreams, and follow these quick tips…
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The Shakespeare Effect: Good Storytelling for Great Jobs

As a jobseeker trying to express your competitive advantage in the crowded, unstructured sustainability jobs market, storytelling can set you ahead.
Women-owned nonprofit Untapped Shores provides an opportunity for travelers to make a difference by carrying and delivering a life-saving business-in-a-box to a woman or a family in need.

What’s Behind the Boom in Women Entrepreneurs?

In the past 15 years, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 54 percent. There are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the…
Meet The Startups, People & Organizations That Will Transform Our Cities In the Next Decade

Urbantech Startups and the Cities of the Future

As urbanization increases, so does the need for smarter solutions in order to serve the needs of this increased population. Startups are using…
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What If a Job Could Reduce Violence?

Economic development could reduce violence in communities with gang activity through supplying choices and opportunity.
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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."