Green businesses can replace Columbus Day festivities with Indigenous Peoples Day to demonstrate cultural sensitivity as part of a broad sustainability agenda.
Women eco-entrepreneurs in the solar energy industry are taking action for empowerment, diversity in careers, and extending access to energy to impoverished areas of the world.
Designer Matt Manos devotes half his time to business customers and half to social entrepreneurs. He claims entrepreneurs do not focus enough on issues that will confront mankind in the future.
Food sharing is at the heart of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a non-profit start-up in the Boston area that has redistributed more than 3.6 million pounds of fresh food since 2010 to help feed the hungry.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend The Franchise Expo, a huge expo that winds its way across America and Canada each year offering up an array of franchise opportunities. The franchise model holds a lot of promise to aspiring business owners: many people know they want to work for themselves, but […]
In the three years since I founded my own company, I have learned that linkages are borne out of the unlikeliest of places. Five years ago, I was sitting with my colleague, Ranjith Annepu, discussing an idea Karl Marx first introduced – urban metabolism. Urban metabolism studies cities as if they were organisms, which exchange […]
Social Enterprise: Sustainable Business Plan Competition Offers Mentor Capital to Social Entrepreneurs
If your for-profit social enterprise is at the stage where it could benefit from the experience of others, in the form of mentor feedback and coaching, in order to grow the business and expand its reach, plus the chance to win cash and in-kind prizes and connect with potential investors, the 12th annual Sustainable Business […]
A quiet movement by young social entrepreneurs across north and east India finds ways to turn waste from plants and animals into jobs for the ultra poor. Across India, young entrepreneurs are finding ways to innovate the mundane. Using found technology, they cobble simple machinery together to do more than just recycle: They’re expanding local […]
If you’re anything like a lot of us, you’re probably a bit jaded with social media and social networks, and couldn’t give a fig about funny cat videos, clickbait titles, “Which character are you?” quizzes, silly memes, or manufactured outrage. If that’s the case, you might be looking for a social network with a loftier […]