entrepreneurship

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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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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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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…
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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.
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3 Ways to Cure the Inefficiencies of Gift Giving

The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New…
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Dell Innovates Again by Making Entrepreneurship Its Cause

Taking care of new businesses helps Dell build its own business. Find out how.
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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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Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Innovative Loan Program for Small Coffee Farmers

This is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3)…
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Sweden, Sustainability and the Future

Sweden is a sustainability and renewable energy pioneer, far out in front of most other countries, but countries are now looking to follow…
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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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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Friday Fun: 4 Unexpected Energy Creators

 By Keith Patterson Renewable energy has seen significant growth over the past decade. While the most obvious projects use wind and solar to…