Rising Tide and the D’Eri Family are Improving the Lives of People with Autism

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John D’Eri and his oldest son Tom were worried about what would happen to Andrew, the youngest of the D’Eris and a man who suffers with Autism, when both of them were gone. Because of this problem they faced, entrepreneurism became the solution and they created the Rising Tide Car Wash to provide employment opportunities for Andrew and other adults just like him. How the D’Eri Family are Making Waves in the Autistic Community Rising Tide Car Wash was designed as a concept in 2011, and was implemented in 2012. It aimed to provide employment opportunities for people with Autism, which

5 Internet Business Ideas That Let You Work from the Beach

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Ah, the beach. You can sip on some mango juice and just tinker away on your laptop, feeling grains of sand in between your toes. Some online business ideas allow you to have the flexibility to work from anywhere. However, opting for things like copywriting and web design isn't always recommended, as your Internet can be patchy in countries where beach property is cheap and plentiful. By getting creative with your Internet business ideas, you can inject some entrepreneurial spirit into your working life while still enjoying leisurely time. Code a Own Fee-Based Site Like Carpooling.com from a

Alessandro Lanaro and Eco Optics: Changing the Way We See the World

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All over the world, hundreds of millions of people of all ages have eyesight problems. While those in developed countries with access to the right technology and enough money can buy the corrective eyewear they need, those in poorer countries have to do without. Alessandro Lanaro, with his green start-up Eco Optics, is changing all that. How Alessandro Lanaro is Bringing Clear Vision to the World Lanaro’s start-up, Eco Optics, creates beautiful and stylish glasses frames from 95% recycled materials, so that the glasses manufactured by the company are more environmentally-friendly than

How to Start an Internet Business in 7 Steps

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Starting a business is more feasible than ever, thanks to the Internet. No longer is it necessary to run a store from dedicated premises, and investing money into physical equipment. Instead, it’s easy to set up an Internet company that relies on just you and your computer. If you’d like to start your own, this handy set of tips can teach you how to start an Internet business. 1. Define Your Goal and Create a Budget The first step is to decide what exactly you want your business to be about. You also need to think about budgeting, and thinking about what kinds of returns you think you

Architecture for a Change: John, Dirk and Anton are Building a Better World

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John Saaiman, Anton Bouwer and Dirk Coetser were struck by the levels of poverty and inadequate housing right in their own city of Johannesburg. As a result, they are working together to build and design low-cost, environmentally-friendly and innovative community and private buildings both within Johannesburg and further afield. Creating solutions to problems is what makes them true entrepreneurs. How John, Dirk and Anton are Building a Future of Equality These three young architects turned social entrepreneurs formed the business Architects for a Change because they were moved to do

5 Green Product Ideas You Can Market on Etsy

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If you're brimming with green business ideas, one of the challenges can be getting your great products noticed. By using the Etsy platform, you can save considerably on marketing costs and get people to come to you. In some circumstances, your products might even trend, helping your online shop to develop a cult following. Etsy focuses on vintage and handmade products. By upcycling and restoring old furniture, and recycling materials to create something new, it's easy to become creative and develop a viable company. Here are some Etsy business ideas you might want to consider full-time, or

A Loo on a Green Energy Mission: David Auerbach of Sanergy

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It is no secret that, in the developing world, sanitation continues to be a problem, and poor sanitation causes millions of deaths every year. David Auerbach, entrepreneur, is attempting to provide social solutions and devise sanitation systems in some of the world’s poorest countries that are not only effective, they’re sustainable to run and maintain. How David Auerbach is Solving the Problem of Sanitation through Sanergy According to Sanergy, over 2.6 billion people across the world do not have access to proper sanitation systems. The pollution from poor sanitation systems creates

Repurposing Urban Space for Urban Sustainability: Tara Rogerson of Evergreen Brick Works

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As time goes on, we are becoming more and more conscious about the effect of humanity upon our planet. Tara Rogerson, women entrepreneur, is attempting to raise funds for and awareness about the impending environmental crisis. How Tara Rogerson is Building Sustainable Cities Tara Rogerson is the director of social enterprise at a national charity in Canada called Evergreen. Rogerson and Evergreen are attempting to tackle the problem of unsustainable urban development. They recognize that, if humanity continues along the current path of development, our major cities will soon be dirty and

Sounding Off about Worldwide Hearing Impairment: Bridget Hilton of LSTN Headphones

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No matter what your age, living with a hearing problem or deafness has a dramatic impact upon your life. Woman entrepreneur, Bridget Hilton, aims to raise money and awareness to help those with hearing problems through LSTN Headphones a unique venture that combines high-end listening devices with a mission to raise money for the hearing impaired. How LSTN Headphones and Bridget Hilton are Helping those with Hearing Problems through Green Business Over 275 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment. What’s more, 95% of children in deaf schools could attend a regular

Putting Used Kids Clothes in their Place: Sharon Schneider and Good Karma Clothing for Kids

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If you’re a parent, you’ll know how quickly children go through their clothes. Sharon Schneider is trying to help reduce the quantity of discarded children’s clothes in the world, while also cutting the costs of being a parent with a young child through her entrepreneurial endeavors. How Sharon Schneider, a Determined Green Entrepreneur and Good Karma Clothing for Kids are Reducing Textile Waste Schneider’s social enterprise, Good Karma Clothing for Kids, allows parents with young children to subscribe to a service which sends them gently worn, good quality baby clothes. As the child