social enterprise

A new Minneapolis nonprofit is on a mission to change the world — depending on whether the world accepts the MN Social Impact Center as a worthy member. Read More

Jacquie Berglund, founder and CEO of FINNEGANS

In order to grow and develop Minnesota’s aspiring entrepreneurs, MN Cup hosts Part 2, The Business Case for Social Responsibility, of their Social Entrepreneurship Series.  This free event is supported by the Carlson Family Foundation and the Read More
At a first glance, Venture North looks like your typical combination bike and coffee shop, complete with espresso bar, assorted used bikes on display, and a wall full of gear ranging from locks and headlights to cycling clothes and helmets. There's more to this North Minneapolis corner bike shop than meets the eye, however. Read More

Dina Simon

After over 20 years in the staffing industry, Eagan-based entrepreneur Dina Simon has struck out on her own to launch Simon Says Lead, a business coaching and consulting firm. The company had its soft launch in October. “We're thinking of 2015 as our actual launch year,” Simon says.
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Kate Hoff, Mary Rick, and Mark Rieland of Peace Coffee posed with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (second from left) on the day of filing. (Photo by Steve Olinger.)

Minnesota companies can now file as public benefit corporations (PBCs), a new form of incorporation for for-profit businesses that prioritize social impact as much as profits. The designation is a way for businesses to declare their intent to make — and be held accountable for — a positive impact on the world. Read More

Jeff Ochs

For many years, the only thing clear about the definition of “social enterprise” was that it was unclear. 
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$2.5 billion. That’s the amount in scholarship funds Scholarship Management Services (SMS) has distributed to more than 1.3 million students around the world on behalf of its clients since its inception in 1976. Read More

 Fredrikson & Byron attorney Kim Lowe

Minneapolis-based Fredrikson & Byron recently revealed the Minnesota companies that will be part of the firm’s new Benefit Corporation Cultivator Program. Read More

Problem solver: CEO Andrew Korey (left) with Christine Horton, vice president of sales and marketing

According to the Cardinal Health Foundation, on average more than 10,000 people in the U.S. abuse prescription medications for the first time each day. Unintentional human drug poisoning is now the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Read More