Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, August 6 marked the fifth annual Positioned to Prosper event, hosted by SocialVentures at Columbus Museum of Art, to celebrate the advancement and achievements of the social enterprise sector in Central Ohio over the past year,...
Over the last three years, all but one woman has successfully completed Eleventh Candle Co.’s training program. Amber Runyon, founder, credits these impressive results to the company’s small class sizes, as she traditionally employs four to six...
When Lisa Hinkelman tells the story of Ruling Our Experiences (ROX)—its start, its (and her) growing pains, and its growing relevance today—it sounds remarkably like a metaphor for the social enterprise universe in which her now eight-year-old...
Mindy Yocum is taking her brand of lawyering to the streets - literally. Yocum will extend the reach of her Yocum Law practice with the JusticeMobile, a traveling office that will make its...
When John Rush began contemplating a move from Chicago to Columbus nearly a decade ago to launch what would become CleanTurn, he knew he wanted to do something different. Something bigger and more flexible than a traditional...
For the roughly five million formerly incarcerated individuals living in the U.S. - and millions more that have some type of criminal record - finding honest jobs can be like looking for a needle in a haystack....
In 2016, Furniture Bank of Central Ohio launched its first social enterprise, Furniture with a Heart, a furniture thrift store, followed by its second venture in 2017, Downsize with a Heart, a service-based enterprise helping individuals declutter,...
Like so many social enterprises, Roosevelt Coffee Roasters is working hard to build the long-term sales pipeline that will empower the organization to create significant social change. But long before the organization can break through the barriers...

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