Categories: Social Entrepreneurship

Help Us Find America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: Nick Leiber on January 10

We're kicking off our search for businesses to profile in our fourth annual roundup of America's most promising social entrepreneurs. The idea is to find and report on business ventures...

Training More Women to Be Angels

Posted by: Nick Leiber on November 17

A year ago we profiled Pipeline Fund Fellowship, a boot camp program for women who want to learn the ins and outs of angel investing. Its goal is to increase...

America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs: 2011 Winners

Posted by: John Tozzi on July 19

Businessweek.com readers voted a San Francisco print shop that hires recovering addicts and ex-offenders their top choice for America's most promising social enterprise. The company, Social Imprints, garnered 15.7...

Seeking America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on February 08

Entrepreneurship has always been about solving problems. What distinguishes social entrepreneurs is how much their solutions improve people's lives. They're building companies to lift people out of poverty, improve global...

America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on June 08

Social entrepreneurship isn't a niche corner of the business world anymore. The idea of using business to create social and environmental value alongside profits has reached nearly every sector of...

A Note on America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on May 03

Back in February and March, we asked you to suggest companies for us to profile in our second annual report on America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs. We got nearly 200...

Maryland Passes 'Benefit Corp.' Law for Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by: John Tozzi on April 13

Maryland today became the first state to legally create a new corporate form known as a "benefit corporation" that will let social entrepreneurs codify their missions in their corporate charters....

What A Good Company Looks Like

Posted by: John Tozzi on March 15

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams today declared at SXSW that the company's first principle is to "be a force for good." Like Google's longstanding "don't be evil" slogan, it's a fine...

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What's it like to run your own company today? Entrepreneurs face multiple hurdles new and old, from raising capital and managing employees to keeping up with technology and competing in a global marketplace. In this blog, the Small Business channel's John Tozzi and Nick Leiber discuss the news, trends, and ideas that matter to small business owners. Follow them on Twitter @newentrepreneur.

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