There are plenty of compelling stories about successful entrepreneurs and startups from Silicon Valley, where access to capital, technology, and talent is much easier than in other areas, but as Michael Goldberg, an experienced venture capitalist and international business leader, teaches in his popular massive online open course (MOOC), it’s possible to build a culture […]
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In the rapidly changing business environment and job market of the US, where individual jobs, or even entire branches of companies, can be lost to cheaper labor or mechanized and automated processes, the path to entrepreneurship is looking increasingly appealing to more people every day. It’s not just their reluctance to bet their financial future […]
Entrepreneurs have all sorts of secrets for their success. Focus, stick-to-it-iveness, passion…even trust. What works well at one company may not work as well at another, and of course, and what works for one entrepreneur might not work as well for another. But in a recent study of empirical data cited in the Harvard Business […]
Waste Management presents a huge opportunity for inventive entrepreneurs to create sustainable business models around the world. For the third panel discussion on Be Waste Wise, I will have an opportunity to engage in a conversation about waste management with two entrepreneurs who are disrupting the way we think about being in the waste […]
Endeavor is a global nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurs.
The Endeavor Effect is looking to create a culture of supported innovation and entrepreneurs which will provide global solutions to pressing social issues and a business eco-system which supports and sustains entrepreneurship. Endeavor.org is a worldwide germination and support system for fostering entrepreneurship.
While some see the threat of climate change as pitting the needs of the planet against those of progress and business, some brave entrepreneurs will seize the opportunity that efforts to build a more sustainable future will create.
Sir Richard Branson, billionaire-adventurer-entrepreneur, knows something about making money and about seizing opportunities. He founded the Carbon War Room because he sees the opportunities created by the threat. “I have described the increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as one of the greatest threats to the ongoing prosperity and sustainability of life on the planet,” he says. “The good news is that creating businesses that will power our growth, and reduce our carbon output while protecting resources is also the greatest wealth-generating opportunity of our generation.”
An interview about the challenges, lessons and successes that ecopreneurist Brendan Gill of PlentyWays.com, online retailers of products to green your lifestyle.
I’ve heard this conversation a number of times at the small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME) I work with:
Green Vendor: “So Mr. CEO, how many of my carbon neutral, biodegradable, BPA-free whoozamacallits would you like to purchase?”
A Green Printer interview with Carmen Spagnola, entrepreneur and owner of m. 1. What made you want to start m? I started m because I was a frustrated consumer. I decided that if I want to have access to smarter, more beautifully designed, more responsible products and amenities for my home and family, I was […]
“We need solutions at the speed of business,” says Hunter Lovins, author, speaker and founder of Natural Capital Solutions in the Naturally Successful DVD, produced by Arnold Creek Productions, Inc., known for its award-winning videos on sustainability used by organizations around the world. Naturally Successful is an expertly assembled compilation of inspiring interviews of the […]
When I had the chance to interview Beth Gerstein, co-founder of Brilliant Earth, I first wanted to ask her how they raised the money to start the company. I figured that retailing gold, platinum and diamond jewelry had to be a capital-intensive business and thought Beth could shed light on how a green entrepreneur can […]