There is no such thing as a self-made person. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
Every action tells your story. Business practices that are trusting, trustworthy, and cooperative, not opportunistic, communicate the integrity and trustworthiness of your business. It is increasingly important for companies to deal with ethics as a corporate strategy that, when uniquely implemented, achieves competitive advantage. These days, every business should have a written code of ethics.
Each year, I have the distinct pleasure to guest teach the Social Entrepreneurship class at the University Nevada Reno. In doing my research on what I wanted to share with the students, the topic of social entrepreneurship and/or social enterprise boils down to this: starting or operating a business that makes money and gives back
For-profit corporations are operated to make money for the shareholders. Not-for-profit corporations are operated to benefit society. Now we have a Benefit corporation, a for-profit entity that has voluntarily and formally committed to creating social and environmental benefit, in addition to its traditional for-profit motive. Benefit corporations have no tax exemptions, and most will have neither
As the economy has transformed from a manufacturing base manned by laborers to a service base driven by knowledge workers, intellectual capital has emerged as a leading asset class among industrialized countries worldwide. Every business, including yours, has intellectual property assets, no matter what the business is, does, or sells! That means a product of