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The Article: Home is Where the Solutions Are: How Local Leaders Can Drive Change
The Publisher: Forbes
The Scoop: Although Silicon Valley is often thought of as a home base for social startups, some of the most interesting and impactful ideas are growing from the places where they are needed the most.
The Article: Mobility at the Center of Social Enterprise Expansion
The Publisher: ZD Net
The Scoop: An unexpected, sudden boom in your social enterprise startup can be tricky—but not unmanageable. One Australian startup shows how to manage the growing pains of expanding your business.
The Article: Beyond Organic: Promoting Indonesia’s Indigenous Farming Cultures
The Publisher: The Guardian
The Scoop: One entrepreneur’s goal to protect and encourage local farmers in Indonesia has grown to support 50,000 smallholder farmers in just five years.
The Article: For Actor Adrian Grenier, “Social Entrepreneurship” is More Than Just a Buzzword
The Publisher: Entrepreneur
The Scoop: Actor Adrian Grenier is betting on the power of social entrepreneurs: ”When you build your company you're thinking about people, the planet, the environment, about communities. It's not just about the bottom line.”
The Article: New Wine, New Bottle
The Publisher: Huffington Post
The Scoop:How the Shared Value proposition—that the most successful companies are those that aim to meet society’s needs—can lead to breakthrough solutions to society's most challenging problems.