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The Article: The real reason social startups fail and how business schools are coming to the rescue
The Publisher: The Financial Post
The Scoop: Even the most passionate and established social entrepreneurs can lack business savvy. Business schools across the globe are developing programs to help.
The Article: Have a Big Social Idea? Jump In and the Funding Will Come
The Publisher: Huffington Post Impact
The Scoop: When funding doesn’t come immediately, don’t despair. A small but great idea can flourish into big investments down the line.
The Article: Are You Reaching the Right Audience? Try these tips.
The Publisher: See Change Magazine
The Scoop: Using market research, seeking out early adopters and other ways to determine your target audience.
The Article: B Corp Movement Gets Its Wings in Europe
The Publisher: Entrepreneur
The Scoop: The B Corp movement is rapidly gaining steam in Europe, joining the U.S, South America, Canada and Australia. The goal: 1,000 certified companies in Europe by 2017.
The Article: 6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise
The Publisher: Triple Pundit
The Scoop: Finding the right kind of funding can be daunting, but there are many options—from likeminded accelerators to crowd sourcing—that could elevate a project to new heights.