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Doing Good While Doing Well--The New Mantra Of Next-Gen Wealth

April Rudin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Today, due to technological advances, IPO millionaires, successful succession planning, there is a younger breed of wealth that will soon surpass the baby-boomers in both dollars and influence. Wealthy baby boomers are far different in their likes, dislikes and values from their own next-generation children. Where there is significant wealth involved, it becomes even more critical to understand the differences between how to market and appeal to this next gen of wealth.

Things I've Learned As an Entrepreneur

Cat Carlos | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Cat Carlos

Starting my own company at the age of 25 has taught me a lot. I've learned a lot about working with people, business partners, my strengths and weaknesses and much more.

7 Sizzling Entrepreneurs Under 40 (2013)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Continuing in last year's tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.

"The Last Mile" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Lalabu: How One Woman in Burkina Faso Is Changing the Face of Mommy-Wear in America

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Erin Bernhardt

Lalabu: It's a hip new baby carrier brand inspired by the African style of holding and transporting babies on the mother's back. Lalabu is also a person.

"It Takes a Very Special Heart" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

The Momentum Behind the Social Entrepreneur Movement

Eric Tyler | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Eric Tyler

The bold and borderless endeavors of these social entrepreneurs are also quickly inspiring a larger global movement. And although some will dismiss it as naive and youthful, the creative bravery of its pioneers and resoluteness of its supporters will make you reconsider.

"Continuing Education" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

The Life Out Loud: Bubbling Over With Good Health

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

A lifelong athlete, Steven Kessler always had appreciated the importance of honoring your body by eating whole foods and exercising. Then ten years ago, while working in sales for a natural vitamin company, he met a guy named Eric Schnell.

Five Things Social Entrepreneurs Should Talk About

Cedric Hodgeman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Cedric Hodgeman

Being a social entrepreneur can be such a demanding effort that you may forget what's really important. You need to remember your best customers are the people who love you, your family and friends. Don't forget about yourself either.

"Ripple Effects" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

"The Right Tool Makes All the Difference" from Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

"What It Takes to Survive," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

"An Enterprising Student," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Football, The Beautiful Game For Social Good

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

Looking back, I believe that the 2006 World Cup in Germany was a significant milestone in the history of the world's biggest sporting event. For the f...

A Guide to Scaling Social Innovation

Hilde Schwab | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Hilde Schwab

We still have enormous hills to climb in changing mindsets, improving enabling environments and correcting market failures. But I think it's worth pausing for a moment and taking stock of the global trends.

"God Has Extended My Territories," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

"A Bountiful Harvest," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?

"Survival Strategies," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Social Entrepreneurship Changes Donor & Development Cultures

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Donor countries, like the U.S., the UK and Canada have noticed the social entrepreneurship potential. Each are revamping their donor agencies to partner with institutions that focus on working with social entrepreneurs.

"The Mattress Doctor," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

"Overcoming Handicaps," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...

Campesino Turned Entrepreneur: Julio Ibarrola

Larry Coben | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Julio was born and lived his entire life in San Jose de Moro, Peru, site of a famed Moche cemetery and ritual center. Until 2011, Julio was a part-time day laborer in town, working for under ten dollars a day when jobs were available.

"Building Our Future," From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities fac...