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Office Hours are Back: 5 Things to Know

As Summer’s scaled-back events schedule comes to an end here at the Hub, we are excited to re-launch our weekly office hours! This is the opportunity for you, social entrepreneur, to access sessions with an advisor in order to support your social mission, tackle a problem or enhance your personal growth. There are great sessions[…..]

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2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Cohort

Introducing the 2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Cohort! The Health and Wellness Accelerator is a 12 week program that offers world class industry-tailored curriculum, customized face-to-face instruction and peer learning, and access to SEG networks to help your business grow. These social enterprises will begin the program in September 2017, culminating with a Commencement Celebration and Pitch Event[…..]

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Introducing the Best for RI Initiative

A new initiative: Social Enterprise Greenhouse supports social entrepreneurs in achieving their mission and creating positive social impact across Rhode Island. The Best for RI initiative is an opportunity to create even more positive social impact– by reaching out to our state’s mainstream businesses and promoting the idea of using business as a force for[…..]

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5 Things I Learned from Community Table with Daniele and Friends

SEG hosted a Community Table event featuring Davide Dukcevich of Daniele, Michael Isenberg of Chex Finer Foods and Tony Fonseca of Packaging and More. Each of these Rhode-Island based businesses are part of our local food system, which includes production, distribution and packaging. It was wonderful to have them here, and not just because attendees[…..]

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5 Things I Learned from Leadership Essentials: Personal change for Organizational Growth with Todd Iarussi

Leadership and Life Coach Todd Iarussi draws on insights gained as an executive recruiter in New York City, a fast-paced job which involved over 1,000 interviews. “I think we have a leadership development problem in the USA. In order to have healthy [corporate] cultures, leaders need to change.”  But how? Todd took us through the[…..]

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5 Things I Learned from How to Tell Your Brand story in the Digital Age with Pete Lucas

SEG hosted Pete Lucas, vice president of business development at JH Communications, in a class about telling our brand story. We talked about different types of social media, what goes into decision-making and avoiding some common pitfalls. Here are 5 things I learned: Hey, what IS my brand story? Perhaps we can’t create and tell[…..]

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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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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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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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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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