Communal Business

Seeking social involvement, entrepreneurs turn to community retail enterprises

Implications - Finding drive, particularly among a generation consumed with complacency, can be challenging, prompting individuals to look toward more social business innovations. Using community movements and local neighborhoods as a source for inspiration, budding entrepreneurs are leveraging social causes as base for emerging businesses, reflecting a move toward more socially invested business developments.
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Community Pizza Shops - Michael Lastoria Discusses &Pizza; For the Millennial Entrepreneur Forum
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Warm 2,817 Clicks Pub: Oct 17, 14
Community Pizza Shops
Michael Lastoria Discusses &Pizza; For the Millennial Entrepreneur Forum
Michael Lastoria, along with Steve Salis, is the co-founder of &Pizza;, a community-driven chain of pizza concept stores. Recently, Lastoria was invited to speak on the Millennial Week ‘... [More]
Sociable Children's Bookstores - Columbia's 9 3/4 Cafe Bookstore Encourages Play Inside Comfy Nooks
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Warm 9,919 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 15
Sociable Children's Bookstores
Columbia's 9 3/4 Cafe Bookstore Encourages Play Inside Comfy Nooks
This cute cafe bookstore in Columbia was designed by Plasma Nodo for people to come to read, socialize and sip on a cup of coffee. The modern space is almost like a playroom, with hexagonal cutouts... [More]
Manual Book-Transferring Celebrations - Chain of Book Lovers Event Pays Tribute to The Baltic Way
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Warm 1,304 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 14
Manual Book-Transferring Celebrations
Chain of Book Lovers Event Pays Tribute to The Baltic Way
The Chain of Book Lovers event that took place on a cold Saturday in Riga, Latvia, involved around 15,000. Each person had a hand in transferring the tombs from the old National Library to the newly-... [More]
Restaurant Crowdfunding Sites - The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Turns Customers Into Investors
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Warm 2,368 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 15
Restaurant Crowdfunding Sites
The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Turns Customers Into Investors
This equity crowdfunding platform is specifically for restaurants, so future customers can become capital-raising investors. Equity Eats also lets locals participate in the development of their... [More]
Charismatic Coworking Hubs - This NYC Coworking Space is a Launchpad for the Next Big Idea
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Mild 2,445 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 15
Charismatic Coworking Hubs
This NYC Coworking Space is a Launchpad for the Next Big Idea
This charismatic NYC coworking and community space is designed to encourage collaboration and inspire innovation. The Center for Social Innovation is located inside of Chelsea’s Starrett-... [More]