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6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise

You have a great business idea. All your friends say they would buy it. So now all you need is a little bit of capital to turn that idea to your first prototype. Raising money shouldn’t be that hard; it’s ...

Why Pushing For Social Responsibility Is Smart Business

Shutterstock Normally when BlackRock speaks, corporate America listens. With over $6 trillion under management, BlackRock’s Founder and CEO Larry Fink is one of the most powerful men on Wall Street. But ...

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Four Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned From Living in a Village

Nearly a decade after a trip to West Africa sparked what turned out to be a multi-million dollar idea, I was back. While passing through the villages of Ghana and Benin, I was reminded of how much ...

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Is business the new destination for millennial activists?

The author, bottom left, with her Kuli Kuli team. The question usually comes from someone my grandmother's age, the well-intentioned but misguided "Sweetie, how’s your ...

How To Bounce Back When Life Throws You Lemons

Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli pictured with moringa When life threw lemons at millennial Lisa Curtis, she made something healthier than lemonade. She discovered moringa, a superfood that is rich in ...

Seven Things Every Female Entrepreneur Should Know

Shutterstock Starting and growing a successful business is no easy feat, no matter what your gender. The entrepreneurial field is riddled with competition, and as the leader of your own ...

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What Fortune 500 CEOs & Startup Entrepreneurs Can Teach Each Other

It isn’t everyday that you get to sit down with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and the CEO asks you for advice. It’s happened to me twice in the past few months. What makes this even more ...

The A’s — 4 Reasons Why Oakland Is a Great Place to Start-up

Startups, food trucks and spoken word intertwined as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate local innovation. No, this wasn’t another San Francisco pitch event, it was Oakland’s Indie Awards, designed to ...

How I Came To Love the Hijab

Heads turn as she walks into the dry cleaning store and makes her way to the end of the line, her face impassive. Black, gauzy fabric outlines her face, mirroring black eyeliner surrounding defiant eyes. ...