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“SEA, and be seen.” An apparel business matches colors with social causes.

“SEA, and be seen.” An apparel business matches colors with social causes.

David Baron says it’s time to write a business plan. He also says it won’t be long before his start-up, which makes stylish hats that embody a social mission, will have to move its warehouse facility out of the basement of his family’s Atlanta, GA home. “We’ve grown the business significantly in our first year,” [...]

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BeadforLife: Eradicating Extreme Poverty One Bead At a Time

Sometimes life takes an unforeseen direction, where the future is determined by opportunities that slowly appear and take over. Such is the story of the founding of BeadforLife. In 2004 Torkin Wakefield accompanied her husband, an AIDS doctor, to Uganda. Before moving she met with her grown daughter, Devin, and her great friend Ginny Jordan. [...]

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Melissa Scott, Founder of Dream Prosperity, Helping Dreams Prosper for Orphans around the World

When Melissa Scott adopted her daughter from an orphanage in Kazakhstan, her life was forever changed in more ways than one. While she was over-the-moon excited to be united with her daughter, she was haunted by the faces of the children being left behind. She knew they would be enduring a life of loneliness and [...]

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Business for Good: For-Profit Social Entrepreneurship – PhilanTech

I believe in the power of business to do good. While nonprofits are critical in delivering social and environmental value, for-profit businesses also have an important role to play. As social entrepreneurship grows, tax structure is becoming less of a dividing line between companies that exist to make money, and nonprofits that exist to provide [...]

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