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Report Says Louisiana Workforce Needs Better Skills, Wages
In a report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), more than 40 percent of Louisiana's workforce needs better skills and wages. Marcie Foster, a policy analyst at CLASP, says that the...more



ACA SHOP Exchange Development in Six States
Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP) exchanges, as included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are designed to present government assistance and affordable coverage opportunities to small...more

New Study to Shed Light on Labor Force
A Nebraska Department of Economic Development study will examine the labor skills in a three-state area: northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa. The study's objective is to...more

Young Etruria Entrepreneur Launches Young Creatives
An 18-year-old Etruria entrepreneur has recently launched his social enterprise called Young Creatives. Young Creatives is part of Emeka Forbes's plan to help squash youth unemployment rates in...more

Verizon Wireless to Create Full-Time Jobs in Alabama
Verizon Wireless is going to expand its call center offices to spur 400 full-time jobs in Alabama, particularly in the Huntsville area. The company has announced that more than 300 customer...more

Economic Development Projects Could Bring Thousands of Jobs to Richburg and Fort Mill
Three economic development projects have been announced by South Carolina state officials that could bring several thousand jobs to Richburg and Fort Mill. Business names and sites haven't been...more

Affordable Care Act Implements Health Profession Opportunity Grants
The Affordable Care Act confirms the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program for eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beneficiaries. The program presents training...more

Logan County Unites With Economic Development Group to Bring In New Local Jobs
Logan County has been approved to coalesce with an economic development group to draw new jobs and businesses in the area. The current regional Economic Development Administration consists of Peoria,...more

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Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more

Small Business School Training Helps Chicago Entrepreneurs
LISC Chicago has been assisting long-term local partner The Resurrection Project launch its Entrepreneurship Training Program, a comprehensive series of weekly workshops teaching everything from...more






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Essence of Social Entrepreneurship


Essence of Social Entrepreneurship

The gist of social entrepreneurship: Why do people do it? Because they can. Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green says, “the key to successful social entrepreneurship is finding the way to sync your heart and your head, which will unlock your hustle.”




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