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Breaking Through the False Choice Between Mission and Liquidity

Many a social enterprise leader has asked themselves: If I take on equity investors, will I have to fight to preserve my company’s mission? If I have to sell my company to a larger enterprise to provide an exit for investors, will I be selling out that mission? Do I have to stay small to

Lessons From The King Of Whole Grain: Bob’s Red Mill

If you’ve ever walked the aisles of a natural food store, you will recognize Bob Moore and his Bob’s Red Mill logo. Bob is the bearded 89-year-old gent with the big specs and blue cap, assuring you his products are whole grain and super-nutritious. That sheaf of wheat on the logo is no accident. What

Joy Cone reaches a milestone that’s been a century in the baking

Here’s the scoop: Joy Cone Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary. And in recent years the company has been on a delicious ride of expansions. What started out as a small local operation is now the world’s largest ice cream cone company. Producing more than 1.5 billion cones a year, it has operations in Hermitage,

The Woman Aiming to Get 50 Million Americans Into the Worker-Owner Economy

For decades Marjorie Kelly has looked for ways that businesses can better contribute to the good of society. In 1987, after getting a master’s degree in journalism, she founded Business Ethics magazine to showcase socially responsible corporations. But after 20 years as president and publisher, she sold the magazine. She had come to an epiphany:

It’s Little Wonder ESOP Employees Worry Less

Despite a growing economy, millions of American continue to experience ongoing anxiety about their current and future economic well-being. Yet a new study indicates there is one group of workers who are feeling more financially secure and optimistic about their future than average workers: employees who work in private, employee-owned businesses. In a new poll from John

It’s Little Wonder ESOP Employees Worry Less

Despite a growing economy, millions of American continue to experience ongoing anxiety about their current and future economic well-being. Yet a new study indicates there is one group of workers who are feeling more financially secure and optimistic about their future than average workers: employees who work in private, employee-owned businesses. In a new poll from John