Commentary / Opinion

An essay that is a personal interpertation, explanation or criticism of a situation.

New Options Require New Definitions for Entrepreneurs

“Tech-enabled business,” like “stay-at-home” Mom, are terms that have taken on new meanings for entrepreneurs.

When Does a Nonprofit Founder Become a Liability?

Whoa! Just what do you have to do to lose your place at a nonprofit? Greg Mortenson has been ordered by the Montana attorney general to repay $1 million to the Central Asia Institute he founded because he misspent the charity’s money. By agreement with the Montana attorney general, Mortenson resigned as executive director and can no longer be a voting member of the board.

Award-winning Boards Show That Money Isn’t Everything

This year, the underlying theme in nonprofit governance seems to be that a good board is active, works hard, and provides a lot more than money to the operation of the organization.

How Shift in Workplace Culture Can Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Strange as it may seem, workplace flexibility is no longer just a mommy-track thing or a benefit given to employees by a generous business owner.

How to Succeed in Business: 5 Lessons from Successful Women

When you start digging, you find out all sorts of interesting things, both good and bad. I’ve been researching the success factors that unite highly successful women entrepreneurs. Along the way, I’ve learned about ways in which small businesses can help themselves move up the ladder of success, how focusing on work/life fit can help a company grow and, yes, the factors that help women entrepreneurs succeed as well as pitfalls to beware of.

Networking and Learning: It’s How Businesses Grow

Just a reminder -- well, maybe I’m nagging a bit; I have been saying it for a long time -- it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Too often entrepreneurs -- especially women -- think they have to do it all. But that’s not true, according to the very successful women I’ve been interviewing.

6 Lessons the Girl Scouts Can Teach Entrepreneurs

When you sign up for a box of Thin Mints or Samoas, do you realize that you just helped an entrepreneur-in-training? And that she and the 100-year-old Girl Scout organization may have some ideas that could help your business?

Want Women Leaders? Start with Girls

There’s a shortage of women leaders. One organization thinks it has the formula for fixing that.

Girl Scouts: They already have an impressive track record. More than two thirds of U.S. Congress women and an incredible 80% of women business owners were Girl Scouts.

Read all of Want Women Leaders? Start with Girls on Forbes.

 

Social Enterprises and Solving the World's Problems: How Impact Investing Needs to Change

Impact investment suffered a blow to its credibility last week with the news about SKS, the Indian company that took micro-credit from the realm of nonprofits to the stock exchange, has been linked by its own investigations to the suicides of over-extended clients who were allegedly bullied to death by debt collectors.

Read all of Social Enterprises and Solving the World's Problems: How Impact Investing Needs to Change on Huffington Post.



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