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Ashley VanBuskirk, Co-Founder of Flora Stationery (INTERVIEW)
Ashley VanBuskirk, Co-Founder of Flora Stationery (INTERVIEW)
A Non-Profit Funding Futures
Founded by Ashley VanBuskirk and Victoria VanBuskirk, the Flora Stationery slogan is “funding futures.” And that’s exactly what they do. “Every 25 journals sold funds a young... MORE
Patriotic Sports Apparel
Patriotic Sports Apparel
Yesler Creates Jobs With Quality and Design-Focused Athetic Gear
Yesler is a bold and adventurous social business and sports apparel company appealing to Americans as patriots. They ask: Why is it that so many Americans are interested in sports yet their athletic... MORE
Dominique Silverman, Host of Giving Warriors (INTERVIEW)
Dominique Silverman, Host of Giving Warriors (INTERVIEW)
Radio Show Invested in Social Change
Dominique Silverman, the host of the well-loved podcast Giving Warriors, gets a lot of her inspiration from her own past. But that doesn’t mean that the radio show itself isn’t a source... MORE
Bobbi Paidel of Tribe of Lambs (INTERVIEW)
Bobbi Paidel of Tribe of Lambs (INTERVIEW)
Change-Driven Retail
SocialBusiness.org recently talked to Bobbi Paidel of Tribe of Lambs, a new start-up aimed at tackling global social change and theories (and practice!) of compassion through online retail. Or more... MORE
Compassion-Oriented Retailers
Compassion-Oriented Retailers
Tribe of Lambs is a Network Supporting Kids and Rural Communities
The Tribe of Lambs tagline is simple and to the point: You Buy, We Give. The start-up socially aware business is more than a tagline, however, it’s part of a movement to link consumerism and... MORE
Creative Community Co-ops
Creative Community Co-ops
The Roco is an Innovative and Collaborative Space for Both Work and Play
As traditional corporate offices are dwindling, the rise of cool, innovative and community-oriented working spaces like the Roco, based in Sheffield, are offering something that will stand the test... MORE
Change-Maker Radio Shows
Change-Maker Radio Shows
Giving Warriors Focuses on Social Enterprise and Non-Profit Leaders
“What does it take to change the world” is a question that Giving Warriors founder, Dominique Silverman, seems to ask both herself, as a radio show host, and her guests. What keeps... MORE
Whimsical Writing Materials
Whimsical Writing Materials
Flora Stationery Supports College for Women in Eastern Europe
To call Flora Stationery “whimsy” doesn’t quite encapsulate it all. For one, the designs are more than just delicate and quaint; the products look like water colors from a future... MORE
Collective Eating Enterprises
Collective Eating Enterprises
People's Food Co-Op is an Organization Based on Cooperation
The People’s Food Co-Op is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a food cooperative that’s meant for the people. Not only does it have a retail store where you can buy groceries, it... MORE
Employment Barrier Charities
Employment Barrier Charities
CheckIn Works is a Scottish Organization Galvanizing Opportunity
The tagline for the charity organization Checkin Works is simple, to the point and excruciatingly necessary: “Employment, it’s for everyone!” While having and keeping your job may... MORE
Multi-Purpose Social Cafes
Multi-Purpose Social Cafes
Giraffe Perth Offers, Food, Gifts and Art, All for a Cause
Based in Perth, Scotland, Giraffe is a community interest company that works in partnership with Check-In. Their cafes offer a range of goodies. We like the comfort food featured at their Mill... MORE
Educational Tour Operators
Educational Tour Operators
Ma Vision Proposes Favela Initiatives in Sao Paulo, Brazil
At SocialBusiness.org, we love featuring the newest and latest social enterprise projects and Ma Vision is one of those projects that’s so new that it doesn’t have a website yet. This... MORE
Non-Profit Incubators
Non-Profit Incubators
Beespace Supports Social Innovations in New York City and Beyond
Based in New York City, Beespace is a non-profit incubator. We’ve covered many incubators on SocialBusiness.org but most of them are specifically for social enterprises or social businesses.... MORE
Specialized Student Support Systems
Specialized Student Support Systems
Edukit is a Social Enterprise Transforming Education
Based in London, United Kingdom, Edukit is a social enterprise focusing on students and the education system. The team couples schools with youth products in order to focus specifically on children... MORE
Sustainable Radio Shows
Sustainable Radio Shows
Sea Change Focuses on the Triple Bottom Line
At a time with seemingly many choices for podcasts, media and the link, it’s still refreshing to know about a radio show like Sea Change, which focuses on the triple bottom line, that is to say,... MORE
Snow Safety Enterprises
Snow Safety Enterprises
AvaTech Makes a Social Impact in a Different Kind of Way
AvaTech is a really cool enterprise that focuses on avalanche safety. The attempt is to create proactive rather than reactive systems in order to reduce fatality rates. The goal isn’t merely... MORE
Socially Aware Financial Services
Socially Aware Financial Services
Tides is a Non-Profit Organization Creating Change
Based in the United States (they have offices in NYC and San Francisco) but having a global mission and outlook, Tides is a non-profit organization that offers socially aware financial and... MORE
Free Learning Economies
Free Learning Economies
iSKILLu Offers One-on-One Teaching Programs Online
Launching in the fall of this year, iSKILLu is a social enterprise that aims the be the world’s first free learning economy, as they call themselves. Essentially, the team will support one-on-... MORE
Young Leader Accelerators
Young Leader Accelerators
The Global Good Fund is Expanding Its Social Entrepreneurship Mission
The Global Good Fund, a non-profit organization that supports professional and personal development through young leaders interested in social entrepreneurship,  has recently expanded its... MORE
Organic Urban Skin Lines
Organic Urban Skin Lines
'red flower' is a Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Business Based in New York City
Based in New York City, ‘red flower’ is an organic skin care line that is completely cruelty-free and made in the United States. “red flower was created from a deep-rooted love of... MORE
Grandmother-Made Knitwear
Grandmother-Made Knitwear
The North Circular was Founded by Supermodels for a Good Cause
In good company, the North Circular was recently featured on the Sustainable Fashion section of the Guardian UK’s website and network on sustainable business. This social enterprise, founded... MORE
Addiction-Addressing Accessories
Addiction-Addressing Accessories
Sweet Cavanagh is a Social Business Supporting Recovering Women
Based in London, United Kingdom, Sweet Cavanagh is a social enterprise selling beautifully light handmade jewelry designs while also supporting women recovering from addictions as well as eating... MORE
Inclusive Sports Clubs
Inclusive Sports Clubs
iDID Adventure Fosters Equality No Matter Class or Able-Bodiedness
SocialBusiness.org first heard about iDID Adventure through their partnership work with Summit Clothing, which we recently featured as well. And we’re so happy we did. “Our mission is... MORE
Outdoor Fun Social Enterprises
Outdoor Fun Social Enterprises
Summit Clothing Focuses on Adventure and Giving Back
Summit Clothing is an outdoor gear company and social enterprise that melds outdoor fun and exercise with giving back. For men and women, offers brands such as Mountain Hard Wair, Montane, Paramo... MORE
Artisan-Focused Warrior Designs
Artisan-Focused Warrior Designs
ARTICLE 22 Couples Cool Jewelry with Global Development
If you have been following and reading SocialBusiness.org for quite some time, you might know that we often cover new product and jewelry designs called Peacebomb, which is the first collection from... MORE
Spanish Immersion Programs
Spanish Immersion Programs
El Hueco Supports Entrepreneurs Interested in Latin America and Spain
El Hueco’s Social Entrepreneurship Immersion Spanish program (SEIP) is an interesting—and vital—idea.  “It will be made in a suitable way and addressed to people who... MORE
Affordable African Maternal Networks
Affordable African Maternal Networks
Jacaranda Health is Countering Childbirth Deaths in Kenya
Recently on SocialFinance.ca, one of the premier spaces for analysis, reports and news on social innovation and social entrepreneurship, there was a repost from Pioneers Post on a published... MORE
Healthy Food Workshops
Healthy Food Workshops
4Lunch is a Social Enterprise Boosting Young People's Training
Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, 4Lunch is a social enterprise that works with two of our favorite things: young people and healthy food. It’s a catering company that also tries to support... MORE
Ethereal Ethical Handbags
Ethereal Ethical Handbags
Kauli is a Social Enterprise Supporting Tanzanian Women
We don’t cover much fashion on SocialBusiness.org but when we do, we admire it fully, and Kauli is an example of the way that ethical fashion converges with culture and social mission. Kauli... MORE
Social Enterprise Storytelling Media
Social Enterprise Storytelling Media
Ziggy's Wish Raises Awareness Through Innovative Publishing
Ziggy’s Wish recently wrote a blog post on how their business organization and model is transforming to become a social enterprise. Before we explore this interesting take on social media... MORE
Independent Living Services
Independent Living Services
Progressive Lifestyle Solutions Offers Housing in Liverpool
Progressive Lifestyle Solutions (PLS) is a community interest company (CIC) based in Walton, Liverpool that is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The goal for all of the users is independent living,... MORE
Community-Oriented Social Networks
Community-Oriented Social Networks
Neighbourly Connects Projects, Charities and Engagement
Founded by Nick Davies, Neighbourly is a new website (launched in October 2013) that allows local charities, businesses and social enterprises to engage with communities and vice versa. It’s... MORE
Property Guardian Social Enterprises
Property Guardian Social Enterprises
'Dot Dot Dot' Focuses on Housing and Community Building
‘Dot Dot Dot’ is a social enterprise focused on property guardian services. If you’re not quite sure what a property guardian is, they essentially watch over and care for houses... MORE
Growing Philanthropic Contributions
Growing Philanthropic Contributions
Preserve's Social Good Mission Will Change as it Grows
While our sister site, Trend Hunter, has already published a piece called “Artisanal Lifestyle Websites” on Blake Lively’s new Preserve website, we would like, here, to focus on... MORE
Suvankar Mishra of eKutir (INTERVIEW)
Suvankar Mishra of eKutir (INTERVIEW)
Agricultural Social Business in India
SocialBusiness.org got to talk with Suvankar Mishra of the innovative enterprise eKutir. He discusses his work in agricultural social business and technology in India. Four Questions with Suvankar... MORE
Ethereal Ethical Fashion
Ethereal Ethical Fashion
Beulah London Counts Princesses as Their Customers But Cause is Still Key
Believe it or not, a couple of Beulah London’s fans are none other than Kate and Pippa Middleton, as well as Princess Catherine. Although this line is certainly fit for princesses, the most... MORE

Featured Ideas

Revitalizing Compost Companies
Revitalizing Compost Companies
Detroit Dirt Utilizes Unused Pieces of Land for Urban Farms
Detroit Dirt is a social enterprise that takes up unused piece of land in Detroit and turns it into valuable compost that can help to create revitalizing urban farms and further, communities.... MORE
Community-Changing Slurps
Community-Changing Slurps
The Bath Soup Company Hires Homeless People for Production
If you’re an aspiring chef or simply a devouring foodie, you know that you can do almost anything with soups and the Bath Soup Company is one amazing example of that. Although ingredients are... MORE
Cycling Maintenance Workshops
Cycling Maintenance Workshops
GetMoreBikes Employs Residents and Offers Apprenticeships
Based in King’s Cross St. Pancras in London United Kingdom, GetMoreBikes is a social enterprise that exists as a hub of cycling and bike maintenance. The services they offer include building... MORE
Crowdsourced Public Abuse Reports
Crowdsourced Public Abuse Reports
Safecity is Attempting to Map Unsafe Spaces in Indian Cities
Safecity is an Indian social enterprise that is attempting to put sexual harassment and abuse in public places on the map, well, in an effort to eradicate it. In a way, it works similarly to the New... MORE
Community Innovation Labs
Community Innovation Labs
Hatch Brings Social Entrepreneurs Together for Purpose-Oriented Projects
Sometimes all social entrepreneurs really need to make things happen is a team of people who believe in you or better, will push you to the net step and Hatch is that space and more. It’s a... MORE
Superconductor Projects
Superconductor Projects
Sustainable Firm Skajaquoda is Researching Cost-Effective Electricity Use
Skajaquoda is a socially and environmentally responsible company that is on its way to developing a cost-effective superconductor. And it’s the cost-effectiveness that makes this research... MORE
Farm-Fueled Poverty Reduction
Farm-Fueled Poverty Reduction
UNFIRE Supports Nigeria's Young People & Farmers Across the Country
Put on by Kelvin Ogholi and Mene B. Orits, UNFIRE is one of this year’s Unreasonable Launchpad initiatives. The team uses low-cost poultry feed in order to raise the income of small farmers.... MORE
Film-Focused Community Companies
Film-Focused Community Companies
Jam Jar Cinema Brings People Together in the Name of Good Art
Dan Ellis, who is the Founder and Chairman of Jam Jar Cinema, a community interest company, told Virgin Unite’s Content Executive Caroline Sheffield last year that his mantra was the following:... MORE
Environmental Economy Careers
Environmental Economy Careers
The Green Jobs Forum is a Fair Connecting Graduates and Students
The Green Jobs Forum, taking place in Alberta, Canada this year, is an event that brings together students and recent graduates to discuss and learn about what the green economy means and perhaps... MORE
Recycling Education Programs
Recycling Education Programs
Plastica Teaches Russian Citizens to Take Part in Environmental Good
Founded in 2005, Plastica is an environmental and social innovation that works mainly with recycling in Volgograd, Russia. It is one of the many inspiring initiatives part of the 2014 Unreasonable... MORE
Low-Income Business Ecosystems
Low-Income Business Ecosystems
Potencia Ventures Supports Initiatives Serving BoP Brazil
Formerly called Artemisia International, Potencia Ventures is an organization that supports initiatives that have the base of the pyramid as its end user or end customer. Potencia is based in Sao... MORE
Beautifully Empowering Fashion
Beautifully Empowering Fashion
'House of Wandering Silk' Works with NGOs to Support Women
House of Wandering Silk is a social business that is based in New Delhi, India. Their offerings include sari scarves, bangles, necklaces, kantha quilts, vintage textile totes and more. The overall... MORE
Employee-Driven Design
Employee-Driven Design
Petit Miracle Interiors Employs Vulnerable Adults for Recycled Furniture
Based in Shepherds Bush, London, United Kingdom, Petit Miracle Interiors (PMI) is a social enterprise that repurposes unused furniture to create lovely designs, with vulnerable adults as their... MORE
Big-Time Social Venture Firms
Big-Time Social Venture Firms
Renewal Funds is a Canadian Certified B Corporation
Certified B Corporation Renewal Funds is a Canadian social venture fund. The Social Business editorial team came across a very interesting and crucial quote by Joel Soloman, the Chairman of Renewal... MORE