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May19

5 Things I Learned from Boost Business Growth Through Inclusivity with Michelle Saunders

This week’s  Brown Bag Lunch workshop here at the SEG Hub brought us Michelle Saunders, Manager of Organizational and Leadership Development of Ocean State Job Lot. Michelle is a Providence native who has a history of facilitating discussions about diversity and inclusion across Rhode Island. She led a talk which touched on a broad range[…..]

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May08

5 Things I Learned from Community Table with Garden Time

5 Things I Learned from Community Table with Garden Time Garden Time is a non-profit organization based in Rhode Island which provides hands-on vocational training to incarcerated persons. Their mission is “to create garden programs for incarcerated men and women at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution and elsewhere. Through the processes of gardening, the[…..]

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Apr14

Impact Accelerator Graduation 2017!

Eight mission-driven ventures have made it through another great Impact Accelerator! They’ve shown up every week for workshops and mentorship sessions, made breakthroughs and tough decisions and supported each other through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. And, they’ve done their homework. They each got up in front of the crowd to give their graduation[…..]

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Apr05

5 Things I Learned from Community Table with Ken Ayers, Chief of the RI Division of Agriculture.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse was excited to host Ken Ayers, Chief of the Division of Agriculture at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). He shared his story of moving about the country, but always returning to his connection to the land through his extended family, including many farmers. “My family are farmers, largely.” he said,[…..]

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Mar21

5 Things I learned from Essential Coaching Skills for Leaders with Todd Iarussi

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse hosted a Lunch and Learn session here in the Hub with Todd Iarussi, a Hub member and personal, performance and leadership development consultant. He led the group through an introduction to his method, a live demonstration on a volunteer and a participatory coaching session with the whole group using some of[…..]

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Mar13

Ask SEG: a Social Enterprise Advice Column!

  Dear Friends, Do you have questions about Social Enterprise? Concerns about business plans? Inquiries about impact? SEG wants to know what’s on your mind, and how we might help. Here’s how it works: Write up the question, and the SEG Communications Team will do our best to match it to someone who can help[…..]

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Feb24

5 Things I Learned from the Community Table: Improving Health Outcomes with Innovative Models

This week’s  Community Table event highlighted a unique partnership happening in Brockton, Massachusetts. Jason Barbosa is a co-owner of family food business Vicente’s Tropical Supermarket and Mary Lynch is a dietician at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC). They have partnered to create a unique model which combines healthcare and food access. Vicente’s and BNHC co-located[…..]

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Feb14

Meet Finnest

Richard McDonald and Clemens Grave met at Brown. They had something in common: Both had an entrepreneurial spirit and were pursuing a graduate program called Innovation  Management and Entrepreneurship. They had both studied engineering, mechanical and industrial, respectively. But that’s where the similarities ended. Richard grew up in  Nevada and Clemens came from Austria, and[…..]

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Jan24

5 Things I Learned from the RI Food System Summit

    Rhode Island’s first Director of Food Strategy, Sue Anderbois, has been working on a RI State Food Strategy. It combines information about existing resources, goals for Rhode Island’s future and priority-setting for positive change. She presented this plan and convened stakeholders in a daylong conversation, in partnership with the University of Rhode Island.[…..]

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Jan20

2017 Impact Accelerator: Introducing the Entrepreneurs

Social Enterprise Greenhouse is happy to announce that we have launched our Impact Accelerator for 2017!  Many of the entrepreneurs in this year’s Impact Accelerator bring their direct experience with the social problem their enterprise seeks to solve. They are using this life experience as an asset to help create change in the community. Perhaps[…..]

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