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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…
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eBay Foundation’s Plan to Get Indonesian Businesses Online

The eBay Foundation's recent partnership with website creator Kolabo may spell great potential for small businesses in Indonesia, where websites are still a…
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How Information Technology Can Help Bridge Gaps in Education

Fernando Botelho and his organization, F123 have developed low-cost open-source assistive technology for the blind. His initiative is one example of how information…
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Ashoka’s Vision to Develop an International Age of Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka has always been the world's leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to…
Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman grew his mission driven enterprise from a one-man operation to a bicoastal success.

Case Study: How to Grow Without Compromising Your Mission

This post by New Resource Bank's Gary Groff is about how smart investment and debt management enables mission-driven companies to scale without compromising…
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Is Environmental Entrepreneurship the Key to Solving Climate Change?

The old form of environmentalism was telling people what not to do. If you cut down trees, pollute streams or throw your trash…
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Why 500 Everyday Americans Are Test-Driving Life Without Clean Water

In celebration of World Water Day, learn why Dig Deep launched an interactive infographic featuring videos, photos and tweets from everyday Americans who…
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Bing to Put Brazil’s Favelas on the Map

How can you provide social services or start a new business when your city doesn't even show up on a map? That's the…
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Building an Economy Based on Love

Instead of going into a traditional MBA domain, my wife and I chose instead to start a cleaning company because it was very…
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Tulane Offers Entrepreneurs $1M to Solve Oceans’ “Dead Zones”

Tulane University announced on Monday that it would offer a $1M prize for a scalable, market-driven solution to the “dead zones” in the…
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Redefining What It Means to Love Your Employees

These days, many organizations scale their businesses through teams of virtual employees--workers who are not physically present in the workplace. While this results…
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Strategic Sustainability: Introducing the Value Web

The Value Web is a framework that makes sustainability strategic and surrounds an enterprise with an interlocking and self-reinforcing web of value, generating…
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New Legal Rule Will Open Floodgates to Business Investment

The rules for businesses raising money are changing, in a way that could connect millions of values-driven investors with social entrepreneurs. This could…
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Crowdfunding Brings Affordable Loans to Small Businesses

TriplePundit asks Alex Binkley, co-founder of FundingCommunity.com, to give a glimpse of the insights at work in the crowd-lending model, and what sort…