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Demystifying social enterprise and inclusive business

This year’s Skoll World Forum on Social Enterprise only confirmed the accelerating levels of interest in social business. The event brought together …

Remembering Michael Elliott: It's not about us

Seventh Chords Guitar Theory: The Complete Guide

Seventh Chords Guitar Theory: A Better Way to Learn<p>Because of the way my brain is wired, I’m intensely pragmatic and skeptical.<p>As a result, I tend to …

Electric Guitar

Social Entrepreneurship: It’s Not As Simple as a Good Heart and a New Idea

Otto von Bismarck once said that laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. Otto would know; he engineered the unification of …

Entrepreneurship

How Social Entrepreneurs Change The World

Who is a social entrepreneur? In their new book, <i>Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works</i> (HBRP, 2015) Roger Martin and Sally Osberg offer some surprising answers.<p>Neither Mother Teresa nor Martin Luther King Jr. makes the cut, but “Robber Baron” Andrew Carnegie does.<p>The book in fact …

Entrepreneurship

What I Wish I'd Known About Marketing Before I Started My Business

We all look back at our past and reflect, “If only I’d known then what I know now!”<p>The same applies to running your own business. I started my marketing firm nine years ago, and I laugh now when I see the crappy website I had and think about the kinds of projects I desperately took on just to have …

Small Business

Searching for Sustainability: 9 Heretical Questions Entrepreneurs Should Start Asking Now | Inc.com

Sustainability is about thinking long-term. It's about avoiding risk, improving your company's reputation, and finding revenue opportunities in socially and environmentally responsible products and services.<p>There is a clear business case for sustainability: aside from the obvious cost savings from …

Innovation

5 Things Founders Usually Underestimate | Inc.com

When you're starting a business, you have what feels like an unlimited to-do list, but only limited time, energy and money. Every day you must make decisions about how to deploy these scarce resources. The choices you make will depend on your assessment of what's important and what's …

Business Strategy

Starting a business does not mean you're your own boss, and other misconceptions about being an entrepreneur

He turned to me when it ended and said, "I need to just think of a good idea and get on 'Shark Tank.' I mean, that's all it would take."<p>Yup, it's that easy (major dose of sarcasm).<p>There has been a recent surge in the glorification of entrepreneurship.<p>It's great — several years ago an entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

Malaysia Is Poorly Marketed To Entrepreneurs, Says 500 Durians’ Khailee Ng

Malaysia is an easy place to get cheap, good, English-speaking talent, with overheads that are often far lower than in more advanced markets in Southeast Asia. But it continues to suffer the effects of brain drain. Simply put, Malaysia isn’t cool to be in for some of the nation’s brightest, and …

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SOCAP15: Bigger Than Ever & Leading the Conversation About Money and Meaning

Tomorrow sees the start of, SOCAP, the leading conference on social enterprise and impact investing, where an expected 2,500 attendees will be part …

News Archives

Author: To Do More Good, 'Focus On Impact'

Wendy Lipton-Dibner, the bestselling author who has just seen her latest book, <i>Focus on Impact</i>, published has focused her career on helping people put results and outcomes ahead of financial returns with the reassurance that by focusing on impact, the money will come.<p>When Lipton-Dibner talks about …

Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship Enters the Mainstream

From the Multilateral Investment Fund Trends blog Once a niche concept at the intersection of business and development, “social entrepreneurship” is …

Entrepreneurship

6 Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Social Enterprise

What kind of impact do you want to have? And what returns do you need?<p>From joining an angel network that focuses on social change to asking wealth managers to find impact investments across a whole portfolio, impact investors (those who look for financial return alongside social and/or …

5 social entrepreneurship must-reads

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise and has become increasingly popular in the last three decades. Social entrepreneurship is seen as a new way of …

Entrepreneurship

How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The board of San Diego-based biotechnology firm Evofem had specifically sought out Saundra Pelletier to be its new CEO.<p>Pelletier’s years of experience in big, corporate pharma combined with her experience with women’s health issues in …

Nonprofits

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The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus

<i>Throughout my travels, I've met many social entrepreneurs and innovators who are making the world a better place. In this interview series, you will hear from incredible leaders who are changing the way we do good in the world.</i><p><i>(Matthew Spacie, Founder and Executive Chairman of Magic Bus)</i><p><b>Alexandre</b>: …

Entrepreneurship

How Do Social Entrepreneurs Know They're Doing Good?

<i>Jonathan Greenblatt is a serial social entrepreneur with a string of successes. He has helped to build several brands, including Ethos Water, which</i> …

Wharton School

$50 million of Steve Jobs' Apple fortune will help create tech-focused 'Super Schools'

Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, has committed $50 million to XQ: The Super School Project, an effort …

Impact Investing For The Millennial: You, Too, Can Have An Investment Portfolio

Impact investing has been catching headlines with major banks like Bank of America and JP Morgan developing so-called “impact portfolios.”<p>But what about everyday folks who want to invest in social enterprises and impact businesses? Who’s doing personal portfolios for individuals looking to invest …

Investing

Skoll | Five Mistakes That Social Entrepreneurs Make When Crafting Their brands

As a brand developer, I’ve met countless social entrepreneurs all over the world: people with an extreme passion for social or environmental impact. …

Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise vs. Non-Profits: Is There Really A Difference?

The social sector has seen significant changes in the last two decades; non-profits are not as sexy as their new counterparts, social enterprises. However, Atul Tandon, disagrees. He’s cracked the secret on how to artfully raise funds for a cause. For him, labels of non-profit and for-profit are …

Entrepreneurship

Beyond charity: three innovative types of business partnerships for nonprofits

Tapping NGOs' sophisticated assets can help companies enter developing markets, increase efficiency and grow social impact<p>Historically, companies have viewed nonprofits primarily as recipients of their philanthropy – usually in the form of cash and product donations, as well as employee volunteers, …

Innovation

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You've reached the 2016 Data on Purpose conference page.<p>For details about the 2017 Data on Purpose | Do Good Data conference, please visit …

Credit Suisse

Disruption for Good

Until recently, someone making a small gift—whether placing a few dollars in a collection basket, sending a check in response to a mail solicitation, …

Innovation

Emerging Tools for Community

<b>Communities Creating Health</b> Communities Creating Health, presented in partnership with <b>Creating Health Collaborative</b>, is a series on how the design, …

Design