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B Corp
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How Startups Can Achieve B Corp Status (and Why it’s Important)

The idea of starting and running a business for any reason other than profit may seem counterintuitive to some. But a growing number of businesses around the world are turning that idea on its head, and showing that business can — and should — do more. During 2020, a 23% growth in global submissions to become...
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Embrace Your Bold Ideas: 3 Tips for Securing Investment During the Pandemic

Entrepreneurs are still the future of the economy. Entrepreneurs push innovation forward and find ways to solve the unique problems presented by COVID-19. Encouraging entrepreneurship requires investment capital and acquiring capital means investors must be willing to find opportunities during these uncertain times. Recent history shows it’s possible for investors to find great investments during...
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Brand Advocacy: Can Brands Drive Social Movements?

The following excerpt is adapted from “Brands on a Mission.” Dr. Myriam Sidibe, author of "Brands on A Mission," is one of the world's leading experts on how brands can meaningfully adopt social causes to create lasting, transformative change. The strongest brands stand for something bigger than the products they sell – they stand for...
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Why a Certified B Corporation is the Secret to a Sustainable Business

In 2019, the Business Roundtable issued an open letter called “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” in which 181 CEOs signed the letter, stating that they pledged to lead their companies to the benefit of all stakeholders. Who makes up all stakeholders? This group compromises more than just a corporation’s shareholders; it also includes...
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Detroit Startup Week 2020: The Final Recap

Any entrepreneur hoping to start or grow a business could do worse than review the wealth of tips, lessons, encouragements, and examples offered last week during Detroit Startup Week. StartupNation · Detroit Startup Week 2020: The Final Recap Created and sponsored by Quicken Loans, Detroit Startup Week is an annual five-day celebration of all things...
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Detroit Startup Week: Thursday Recap

If Detroit Startup Week is demonstrating anything, it’s that the startup world is adapting to the new normal created by the coronavirus lockdowns. As they say in the theater, the show must go on, and Detroit Startup Week, a week-long virtual celebration of all things entrepreneurship, is offering a wealth of tips, training sessions, and...
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Detroit Startup Week feat. John Henry and Chris Lambert

This episode of StartupNation Radio is sponsored by DBusiness, Siren PR and Dell Small Business This week, we took StartupNation Radio on the road! In honor of Detroit Startup Week, we livestreamed 16 interviews within two days from the Lear Innovation Center, sitting down with renowned entrepreneurs, passionate thought leaders and innovators, all of whom have...
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6 Ways to Profit With a Purpose as an Entrepreneur

Doing well is hard enough for most entrepreneurs. How on earth are they supposed to make their business a force for good, too? Six altruistic members of The Oracles share how you can make the world a better place while building a wildly successful company for profit. 1. Start today, no matter what The best advice is: start...
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Choosing Your Best Pathway to Purpose Through Entrepreneurship

The following is excerpted from "This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World" by Claudia Chan. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc. In the context of purpose-driven pathways, I define an entrepreneur...
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Global Impact: Social Entrepreneurship Companies

Blake Mycoskie visited Argentina in 2006 and saw children walking in the streets outside Buenos Aires without shoes. He was inspired to take action after learning how shoes are an effective way to combat disease. Nearly one-quarter of the world’s population has soil-transmitted infections, according to the World Health Organization, and they affect the poorest and...