What The Art of Social Enterprise tells us about legal structure

By Alec O’del Social enterprise, the idea of using business as a force for good, is on the rise. Many wonder how a company can pursue positive social impact, while remaining financially sustainable. Lawyers Carl Frankel and Allen Bromberger discuss social entrepreneurship and the different social enterprise corporate structures in their book The Art of[…..]

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Trailblazers: Reviewing The Startup of You and Better and Faster

By Alec O’del Business has changed from 100 years ago. Gone are the days of working the same Fortune 500 job from college graduation to golden-watch retirement. With technology changing at incredibly high speeds, entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular as a way for people to realize their goals. Many have written books to share their[…..]

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Q&A with Jackelyn Dacanay, Founder, THE ART OF FATE

Founded in 2014, THE ART OF FATE is the first conscious fashion and wellness house created for all womxn. They partner with emerging brands in social impact and showcase the brand’s stories with the world.   Cameron Keegan: Jackie, it’s so great to meet you and thank you for sitting down with me! First off, tell[…..]

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Finnest, Impact accelerator participant from 2017, raises their first outside capital through Netcapital

Finnest, Impact accelerator participant from 2017, raises their first outside capital through Netcapital, a Boston-based equity crowd-investing platform. Finnest’s base of financial support is wider than ever. In just 6 days they’ve raised more than half their goal, making the Finnest campaign one of the most successful on NetCapital thus far. Netcapital allows anyone to invest as little as $100 in return for shares[…..]

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SEG Appoints Macky McCleary, Administrator RIDPUC, to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release Providence, Rhode Island (March 22, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) recently appointed Macky McCleary to its Board of Directors. Macky McCleary brings over 7 years of experience in public service. He currently serves as Administrator of Rhode Island Department of Public Utilities and Carriers and formerly served as Director of the[…..]

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Q&A with Carolyn Greenspan, CEO, Blue State Coffee

March 6, 2018 Blue State Coffee donates 2% of their sales to local non-profit organizations suggested by their customers, and from January 2018 to June 2018, Social Enterprise Greenhouse will be one of those beneficiaries. Since their founding in 2004, Blue State Coffee has donated over $800,000 to local nonprofits and focuses on ethical and[…..]

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Voices from the Field: Can Co-ops Displace the Gig Economy?

This article was originally published by NPQ online, on December 21, 2017 ( Used with permission. The future of jobs, work, and workplaces is facing rampant transformation. One of the most visible changes has been the rising number of contract workers, who, according to the Freelancers’ Union, number 57.3 million people in the US. That’s 36 percent of all workers! If[…..]

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Best for RI Valentine’s Date Night!

February 9, 2018 Maybe I’m just unromantic (or boring), but I’ve never been too excited for Valentine’s Day – too much sugar, too much pink, and too much pressure! However, in spite of my cold, anti-Valentine’s heart, it is the perfect time of the year to make plans somewhere warm and cozy with people you[…..]

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse Appoints Claudia Cardozo to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release Providence, Rhode Island (February 9, 2018) – Social Enterprise Greenhouse recently appointed Claudia Cardozo to its Board of Directors. Claudia is the Community Development Manager and CRA Officer at Coastway Community Bank and a volunteer Strengths Coach at Leadership Rhode Island’s Make RI Stronger Initiative. Claudia has over 10 years of experience[…..]

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14 Food Businesses To Begin SEG Food Accelerator Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Providence, Rhode Island (February 5, 2018) – 14 Rhode Island based food businesses are set to begin the Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Food Accelerator program on February 15, 2018. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature social enterprise development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout[…..]

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