social enterprise

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0 Advice to Social Entrepreneurs from a Social Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurs, the people who create businesses aimed at improving the lives of the poor, gathered last weekend for the Skoll World Forum. Even when there are not events just for social entrepreneurs, it is hard to go to a development conference or talk without running into a few self-starters.…

Social Business
0 Seattle opens a town square for social enterprise community

Seattle creates a new physical space for the social enterprise movement. Three of the area’s leading organizations at the forefront of this movement — Hub Seattle, Social Venture Partners and the Bainbridge Graduate Institute — on Friday celebrated the grand opening of their new conjoined and co-working space known as…

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2 Seattle pitches ‘social enterprise’

Whatever is precisely meant by the term “social enterprise” — and I would contend it’s not at all clear — Seattle clearly has a lot of it. On Thursday evening, at the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion some 700 or so enterprising people from high school age, to college age, established…

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7 Social entrepreneurs building a common space, Hub Seattle

It is often said that the Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of two characters which mean “danger” and “opportunity.” I guess that’s not quite right. But then neither is the word “irregardless” (which, technically, means the opposite of how people use it). So, irregardless of the true meaning of…