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There are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there. Question is – do you have what it takes to be one? When it comes to business, taking risks, making the right decisions and hard work can easily lead to success.

Donate an Organic Baby Onesie BOGO Style with Baby Teresa

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Babies are incredibly vulnerable, depending on adults for their daily needs, yet many are born into low-income families and communities of extreme poverty, and therefore lack proper nutrition, healthcare, and even clothing. The clothes that they do have are often hand-me-downs from older siblings that are worn out, too small or too big. Thank goodness for social enterprises like Baby Teresa that are working to help these babies by donating a romper for every piece you purchase through their buy one give one program. Baby Teresa’s Innovative Buy-One-Give-One Organic Baby Rompers Baby

Entrepreneurs for Change: Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes Gives Away Millions of Shoes

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How TOMS Shoes is Solving Footwear for the Extremely Poor If you’ve had shoes on your feet your whole life, you may have never experienced the challenges of living without them. Without shoes, children are more prone to injury and disease – especially diseases transmitted through soil. Cuts and scrapes can develop into serious infections, some of which are life threatening. The social entrepreneurs from TOMS shoes have got a solution through its buy one give one program. Without shoes, children are often hindered from receiving an education. After all, it’s difficult to walk to school if

Entrepreneur for Change: Mark Bent of SunNight Solar offers BoGo Lights

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How SunNight Solar and Bogo Light are Bringing Renewable Energy and Illumination to the Poor "We design and manufacture solar powered products which have a positive impact on people and the planet" That’s the mission statement of social enterprise SunNight Solar. Up to 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to affordable illumination for everyday living. For those of us who have access to light all of the time, it may be surprising to realize how much the lack of it impacts quality of life. People in developing countries without light cannot cook, read, study, or do other household

Wello WaterWheel: A Social Enterprise That’s Easing the Burden of Water Carrying Women Worldwide

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Social entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs are changing the world by helping to empower other women and lessening their burden of fetching water for their family. Carrying water, often for long distances, is a burden shared by women in developing countries around the world. It involves hours of walking, waiting in line, and carrying heavy pots, jars, buckets, or jerry cans filled with water. A woman must collect enough water for her household and this involves carrying a heavy 5 gallon 42 pound bucket on her head every day, which can can injure her spine. Fulfilling this basic need,

Solar Social Enterprises that Provide Power to the Developing World

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Solar is a booming industry these days. With an abundance of venture capital pouring into solar startups on everything from mega solar utility projects to home solar lease companies,  it's no surprise that more and more social entrepreneurs are trying to get in on the solar game. However, another breed of entrepreneurs are trying to bring solar to the people who need it the most - the world's poorest people in the developing world. While in the developed world, solar may seem like a luxury available to homeowners with extra cash to burn, in the developing world, solar can mean life or

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

Social entrepreneurs come up with solutions for the most complicated social and environmental problems

Social entrepreneurs are creative individuals who provide solutions for the most complicated social problems. These capable people are able to identify the problem at hand and come up with the most effective methods to spread palpable ideas so that the society, as a whole, will be able to cooperate to overcome the crisis. A social entrepreneur is ambitious, motivated, resourceful, and results-oriented. Through social entrepreneurship, businesses not only earn profit, but are able to address social and environmental issues at the same time. Social enterprises are commercial businesses that

What is an Entrepreneur?

What makes a great entrepreneur is his spontaneous creativity and his ability to make wise decisions.

What is an entrepreneur? We come across this term so often that we sometimes overlook the profundity of this word and the entirety of its meaning. An entrepreneur is more than just a noun that refers to business-minded individuals. It involves undertaking risks and drawing out intelligent plans. But the difference between entrepreneurs and everyone else is the former's passion to do things differently and creatively. They feed on challenges and risks. What makes a great entrepreneur is his spontaneous creativity and his ability to make wise decisions in spite of the absence of solid data.

What is a Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Mark Zuckerberg is a successful lifestyle entrepreneur

The difference of a lifestyle entrepreneur from a business entrepreneur is that the former starts a business mainly for lifestyle reasons and not just to earn money. They want the freedom to work how they want, with flexible hours, from a convenient location, and spend more time with the people important to them. The success of lifestyle entrepreneurs are judged by how much they love their work and the lifestyle that comes with it, rather than by how much they earn. This kind of business is called a muse business. It is something that a lifestyle entrepreneur sets up and then it

20 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs That Work for Home Business

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There are more than a few varying definitions of success out there, each one with its own nuances and specifics that can differentiate them from another. It can even be argued that there are as many definitions for success as there are people who want to succeed. However, despite the potential differences, there are actually a number of traits that are common to social entrepreneurs who pull it off and meet their definition of success. The specifics can differ from one social entrepreneur to another, but the general traits are consistent. 1. Do What You Enjoy This is perhaps one of the

What is a Heart Based Entrepreneur?

Heart-based entrepreneurs practice creativty at its best.

There are people who don't just put up business for the sake of making money. There are also a number of businessmen who provide products and services with the end goal of inspiring, helping and improving the lives of others through their passion and creativity. If you are one of those people, then you are a heart-based entrepreneur. Heart-based entrepreneurs are able to enjoy more the profit that they generate from their businesses. Monetary compensation comes secondary to them, so they don't end up being workaholic. They make sure they set aside time to truly take pleasure from the money