Carlos Jaramillo

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The Power Of Data To Create Powerful Change

I’m hyperbolizing, but it feels fair to say that data is among the most powerful, under-utilized, and incompletely understood forces in social …

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

<i>Passion. Purpose. Plan. Partner. Profit.</i><p>Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur?<p>Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. It takes vision, guts, dedication, and luck according to the experts below. Harvard professor Allen Grossman defines entrepreneurship as "an activity or behavior" …

Five tips for becoming a social entrepreneur in 2014

What's great about this generation is the strong belief that business can and should be done differently. We've lived through decades of business models that were profitable, but too often at the expense of quality or compassion. What folks such as Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, and the …

A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My first experience with the world of startups dates back to the early 1980s, when I had the privilege of joining the world's first online service, or what today would be called an "Internet company." One more stop at another startup …

Entrepreneurship

16 Quotes That Will Make You a Better Social Marketer

Social media marketing advice is as ubiquitous as the Kardashians. But there actually is some out that can make you a better marketer. Here's some of the most useful.<p>Over the years, I've read hundreds (maybe thousands) of articles about social media marketing best practices. Separating the wheat …

This Company Is Putting The Homeless To Work–As Tour Guides

Barcelona’s Hidden City Tours is a social enterprise that is changing lives one tourist attraction at a time.<p>When Lisa Grace was on maternity leave from her marketing job in Barcelona, her employer fired her. The British expat could have returned home to take advantage of the more woman-friendly …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

3 Social Media Lessons From Young Adults And The Authors Who Speak To Them

Among YA authors, Green is one of the best in the business at communicating with fans using YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. But even more than …

Social Media

This Is Our Time For Storytelling: 3 1/2 Tips For Writing About Social Change From An Award-Winning Author

Storytelling can indeed influence social change. And the time is now. Thanks to the social Web, the creative pen comes in many shapes and sizes and we have massive distribution channels right at our fingertips. Today, each of us has the opportunity, and the platform, to not only share our stories …

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.<p>Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In …

Here’s Some Important Smartphone Etiquette, Delivered In Old Timey Style

Most people would agree that, while useful, ubiquitous smart phones can make things unbearable sometimes. Whether you’re trying to carry on a …

Posters

The Trend Setters: Social Entrepreneurs Creating Looks And Livelihoods In Latin America

<i>The Agora Partnerships Class of 2013 contains 27 companies from 13 countries, nine industries, and ten areas of impact. Here, blogger Stephanie Finigan (@StephFini) writes about the accelerator’s fashion-focused entrepreneurs.</i><p>From Bono’s RED campaign T-shirts to Lance Armstrong‘s LIVESTRONG …

Why social makes customer service more important than ever

When I attended university in the UK, I was offered a low-paying job as a customer-service representative for a large company. It was as dull as it …

Social Entrepreneurship on the High Seas

<i>Sailing some of the most promising socially- and environmentally-focused technology companies around the world to meet local business leaders, investors and fellow entrepreneurs may not be the most conventional way of helping scale and grow their ventures, but that’s precisely what Unreasonable at</i> …