November 3, 2011

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Turn Change Into Dollars $

Women and Social Entrepreneurship ©Jane R. Plitt Women have always been at the center of social entrepreneurship as initiators and recipients.  Given the current world protest against the recent market abuses, it is particularly timely to understand what has and is being done to use business for social change and to urge women’s involvement in […]

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September 19, 2011

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Turning Change into Dollar$ -The Possibilities

Build on the Possibilities Jane R. Plitt 2011 There is encouraging momentum percolating around the world to do good using entrepreneurial know-how, but you rarely hear about it.  That’s why it is so important to share these ideas and successes with others. World Microcredit Conference October 1st in Calgary Leaders of the international microcredit effort […]

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August 22, 2011

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Turning Change into Dollar$ -MicroLoans

Innovative business people and multi-national corporations like Danone Yogurt, are finding entrepreneurial ways to enrich themselves, while also helping others.   Some people call this social entrepreneurship, others social  business.  Whatever it is called, it IS working and our challenge is to spread the word. This blog will spotlight for profit businesses and/or practices that […]

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August 12, 2011

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Turning Change into Dollar$

Martha Matilda Harper touched many people’s lives, including mine. While she and I were both entrepreneurs, she created a business that incorporated social change by purposely creating franchising and putting poor women into ownership roles. For me, my social change activities were separate from my business. As a result of discovering Harper and her innovative […]

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August 3, 2011

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Welcome: Discover the Buried Story of the Creator of Modern Franchising

Harper’s  franchising system empowered and enriched poor women, as well as herself! •Servant Girl Creates 500 Franchises Around the World Bound out into servitude from the time she was seven years old, Martha Matilda Harper knew she had to change her life. •From Suffrage to Franchising Susan B. Anthony while campaigning for suffrage cited Harper […]

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