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Bed-bound to Business Bombshell

Bed-bound to Business Bombshell

There is balm for healing hearts and we all need access to it. When you are ill or a loved one is hurting and in life crisis you can send them a Healing Box of gifts that actually help wellness and lift hearts. My name is Grace Quantock, I’m an award winning international wellness expert, [...]

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The Sexiest, Hardest, and Most Rewarding Thing You Will Ever Do

The Sexiest, Hardest, and Most Rewarding Thing You Will Ever Do

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Spud Flower Who is the person behind Spud Flower? What is your background? There’s actually a team of us. The driving idea behind Spud Flower came from my wife as she struggled with finding the appropriate way to give her nephews an investment intended to go toward college 10+ [...]

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Shop here. Give there

Shop here. Give there

“Shop here. Give there.” This catchy tag line for online jewelry and accessories retailer, Les Amis, very cleverly summarizes the mission of the company: to bolster the concept of responsible luxury. In French, Les Amis means “friends.” The company is aptly titled, as Les Amis’ founders, Ami Doshi and Amisha Patel, are longtime friends living in [...]

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How Business and Non-Profits can come together for Giving An Interview with Kelly Reddington of Givengi

How Business and Non-Profits can come together for Giving An Interview with Kelly Reddington of Givengi

I recently caught up with Kelly Reddington of Givengi to find out more about his most recent project and learn about his unique story. For the last two years Kelly has been working to consolidate his other business interests and responsibilities in order to devote the much-needed attention to Givengi, which he claims is “the [...]

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Uniting Bali to the Bay

Uniting Bali to the Bay

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Bersatu Designs (www.BersatuDesigns.com) Who is the person? What is there background? Cissy Deluca has worked extensively in international development, first as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana and then in marketing for Give2Asia She currently works for Kiva.org, a microfinance organization, as a Senior Field Support Specialist in [...]

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Roadmap to Resources for Local Green Business Communities

Roadmap to Resources for Local Green Business Communities

Name of Social Enterprise and URL? We are Green Breakfast Club, a triple bottom line enterprise. Who is the person? What is there background? Danielle Lanyard founded Green Breakfast Club in June of 2011 as a company that blended her unique passions and experience in sustainability, technology and community development What is your product or [...]

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Looking at life in a different perspective

Looking at life in a different perspective

If the premise of ‘a woman makes a better entrepreneur’ is true, then ‘3x woman’ equals an extraordinary business venture called PRISSAM. Three sisters, best friends and now business partners, PRISSAM is the second chapter for Fredda, Lenore & Stacey. Just shy of baby-boomer status, these amazing women decided to take the principles and philosophies [...]

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Quincy Tutoring

Educator to Entrepreneur

Eric Clark, the founder and CEO of Quincy Tutoring, began his journey in a small town in Vermont. From early on, Clark knew that he wanted to teach 8th grade math, so after he graduated from high school, he set off for Eastern Nazarene College. Clark got his degree and began teaching, but he soon [...]

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This Social Entrepreneur wants consumers to use their buying power for greater goods.

I can tell you that most of my life has been ordinary, or well a better phrase might be “quite typical.” I grew up in a good middle class home; I did all the things that the book of the “golden rule” tells one to do and stayed out of trouble. Along the way I [...]

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Bennu: Completing the Recycling Loop

What is the name of your social enterprise and what does it signify? Our company is called Bennu and we make and market consumer products out of trash. The Bennu bird is the Egyptian equivalent of the Greek phoenix, which represents rebirth. We named the company Bennu because we give a new life to the [...]

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Sponzu.com – a New Social Fundraising Platform Removes Financial Barriers

The idea to create a site that would help individuals and organizations with small ideas raise funding was born in early September 2010. There are plenty of successful fundraising platforms on the internet. Some engage in pre-sale techniques, others exchange money for equity and dividends, and some just ask for donations. All these sites have [...]

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One Best Selling Teen Author’s Mission to Promote True Beauty, Strong Character and a Lasting Difference

Who is the Social Entrepreneur? Grace Hatton What is their background? Grace Hatton is a nineteen year old British teenager who has lived on two continents, traveled on mission trips to South Africa and won international writing awards. Grace wrote her first full length novel at the age of 14 and Grace is the author [...]

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Empowered Flower Girl inspires powerful living and promotes mentoring

When people hear the name of my company, Empowered Flower Girl, they often conjure images of a hippie chick selling daisies on the side of the road. Yes, we do sell goods like t-shirts, bookmarks and other products. But most importantly, we promote powerful living and mentoring. In other words, Empowered Flower Girl is a [...]

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Digital Learning to Promote Literacy from Social Entrepreneur Isabelle Duston

Who is the Social Entrepreneur? Isabelle Duston What is there background? Isabelle is a French native living in Lynchburg, Virginia. Isabelle has an MBA from ESCP-Europe, speaks five languages and started both her business and non-profit from her kitchen table. A mother of three, Isabelle believes in education, digital learning and international collaboration. Name of [...]

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Hans Chung – Social Entrepreneur Planting Phones

Who is the person? Hans Chung, co-founder of PlantMyPhone. Before PlantMyPhone, I co-founded and sold a blog advertising network (CrispAds) that was acquired by Intela, a growing lead-generation company. Prior to doing startups, I was a business strategy consultant focused on advising large Asian technology companies about new growth opportunities. Name of Social Enterprise? PlantMyPhone What came [...]

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Nora Firestone: The Social Entrepreneur, InnerSide Out

I liken the social entrepreneur of this day and age to the past pioneers of any frontier. As a journalist, I see the world changing by the millisecond; as an entrepreneur, I’m excited about the constant flow of opportunity that presents. But as founder of ThankingOfYou.com, the Web-based “monumental movement” to recognize, affirm and honor [...]

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Social Entrepreneur Turning White into Green

At the age of 20, Lori Del Genis saw a fancy party dress in a shop window and fell in love. But the price wasn’t too lovable. She decided that she could make it herself, for a lot cheaper. She had never sewn anything before apart from home economics project in 10th grade. It turned [...]

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Pamela Hawley: A Social Entrepreneur Inspired By the World

When Pamela Hawley was twelve years old, she saw extreme poverty on the streets of Mexico. She was on a family vacation when she and her father wandered onto a cul-de-sac filled with begging, starving children. Even at that age, she remembers the word UNACCEPTABLE stamping itself across her mind. She began volunteering after that—in [...]

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Lane Ostrow

Products for Good : A Social Entrepreneur Story

In the spring of 2003, coalition forces were called to secure the banks in Basra, Iraq. Upon doing so, they found a collection of brilliant un-circulated Iraqi coins that were decommissioned by Saddam Hussein at the end of the first Gulf War. Although the coins could not be used for monetary purposes, what they symbolized [...]

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Looking for “The Blue Barrel Man”— Chicago’s Judson Kinnucan becomes unlikely symbol of Social Entrepreneurship.

In the midst of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on a hot August day in Chicago, thousands of people hit the streets of downtown Chicago looking to make a declaration of achievement, of accomplishment and a sense of being that says “I can do it.” These people have nothing on Judson Kinnucan, whose can-do attitude [...]

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