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How One Social Entrepreneur Hopes to Avoid the Pitfalls on the Road to Doing Good

So you think you want to be a philanthropist or a social entrepreneur, to use your hard-earned talents to make the world a better place.

How to Succeed in Business: 5 Lessons from Successful Women

When you start digging, you find out all sorts of interesting things, both good and bad. I’ve been researching the success factors that unite highly successful women entrepreneurs. Along the way, I’ve learned about ways in which small businesses can help themselves move up the ladder of success, how focusing on work/life fit can help a company grow and, yes, the factors that help women entrepreneurs succeed as well as pitfalls to beware of.

3 Ways Women Can Brag About Their Companies

Shout it from the rooftops! Tell the world your business is booming and you’re one helluva entrepreneur.

Oh, you can’t do that because it isn’t ladylike? Wrong answer.

Read all of 3 Ways Women Can Brag About Their Companies on Forbes.

Look Before You Leap into a Partnership

Partnerships can be wonderful things for an entrepreneur: additional financing, someone to brainstorm with, extending a relationship with a friend or relatives, shared angst, adding needed skills.

Read all of Look Before You Leap into a Partnership on Forbes.

Choosing Your Legal Form Is a Strategic Decision for Social Good Businesses

Social entrepreneurs -- those using business skills to accomplish social good -- have many choices these days. New York and California recently joined five other states in allowing social good to be given as much weight as corporate profit by approving Benefit Corporations in which the well-being of all stakeholders (employees, community, clients, environment), not just shareholders, are legally taken into account when decisions are made.

A Social Enterprise Learns, Grows From Its Mistakes

Editor’s note: To help social entrepreneurs anticipate and avoid some of the problems of starting a social-good business, Ventureneer is doing a series of blogs about the progress of Greenway Grameen Infra, a social enterprise in India.

When last I wrote about Greenway Grameen Infra, its non-polluting stove, fuel efficient stove for rural homes in India was just on the market and hopes were high that 50,000 units would be sold by March 2012.

Slum Dwellers Inspire Hope for the Future of Urban Poor

With gray skies and gray economic news, one could feel a bit dismal about 2012 and the prospects for a brighter world. Design with the Other 90%, an exhibit at UN Headquarters in New York City dispels that grayness.

How a B-Corporation Grew Its Business and Its Social Impact

I love it when a company built on social responsibility surges ahead. That’s the case with Recyclebank, a company whose business model is cleaning up the planet by encouraging people to recycle. It’s a company that truly combines social value with good business.

Good holidays from Ventureneer

do more good, happy 2012, holiday greetings

 



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