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The Article: Breaking Through With a Natural Product
The Publisher: New York Times
The Scoop: With a line of bamboo watches, a young social entrepreneur is not only creating a cool, sustainable product—she’s launching a new industry for South Africa.
The Article: Why it pays to be a social enterprise
The Publisher: Startups
The Scoop: Taking the social route when starting a new business has many advantages, including a vast network of support, access to social grants and more media coverage.
The Article: 15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Ever Got
The Publisher: Business Insider
The Scoop: Don’t chase the money; being comfortable is the enemy; simplicity is everything. Get 15 pieces of wisdom from notable business leaders.
The Article: What kind of entrepreneur are you?
The Publisher: CNN
The Scoop: Are you a gazelle, skunk, dolphin or butterfly? An expert breaks down the different types of innovators and their qualities.
The Article: This Woman Is Changing Ex-Felons' Lives—And Her Own
The Publisher: Fast Company
The Scoop: Urban Stone recycles construction waste to make green building materials, but its greater goal is to lift up people and the planet by leveraging capitalism.