Starting Up So We Can Stick Around

In the emerging economy, we can't trade merely on our brawn, or even on our brains. For our startups to make a difference…

Entrepreneurship: A Risky Economic Pillar or an Economic Pillar at Risk?

Around the world, 39 percent of adults can imagine being self-employed entrepreneurs. So why aren't more setting off on their own?

Sustainability Drives Innovation, New Revenue Opportunities at Tech Networks of Boston

Companies of all sizes, including this small professional services company, are developing new products and services designed to address the world’s sustainability challenges…
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Is Crowdfunding an Answer for Ethical Fashion?

Consumers of mass fashion aren't yet sold on the need for change. They are hard to reach, and unless you have major name…
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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…

Recap – Stories and Beer: Farm-to-Bottle Entrepreneurship

Join us at the Impact HUB SF - or online - for “Stories & Beer” on April 17th when Nick Aster will be…
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3 Questions That Measure Impact and Change the Story of a Social Enterprise

For the past year, impact measurement has been the buzzword in the social enterprise industry. No longer do we focus primarily on innovation,…
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All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization

We spend alot of time differentiating between exempt organizations, social enterprises, hybrids, traditional for-profits and the like. When in reality, the number of…
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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…

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…

Environmental Challenges Drive New Revenue Streams for Big Muddy Workshop

Big Muddy Workshop, Inc., a landscape architecture and green infrastructure design services firm, is an unusual example of a small company that used…
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Money from ExxonMobil – Who’s Hoaxing Who?

When the oil giant stepped into a small Brooklyn library’s crowd-funding campaign in a big way, suspicions immediately arose about the motives of…
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Portland State University Program Teaches Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University's School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to…

Pop the Blue Can for Water in an Emergency

Blue Can Pure Water comes in recyclable single serve aluminum cans with a 50-year, shelf-life.