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Then and Now: Lisa Price on What’s Changed Throughout Her 20+ Years in Business

To celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, Mastercard continued its commitment to spotlighting women entrepreneurs by bringing together their Women’s Business Advisory Council for a retreat and kicking off the first ever Small Business Summit in partnership with Create & Cultivate in New York City.  “Small Businesses are the heart of the nation. During a...

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More Than Words: The Art of Balancing Mission and Margin in Social Enterprise

“Why books, Jodi?”  “Why not books, Ramon?” There is money to be made in books! Jodi Rosenbaum, Founder and Executive Director of More Than Words, says they are selling them to the tune of $3.7 million a year. She says every book that they receive is in the hands of young people that they’re giving jobs...

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Taking Care of Employees Has a Big Impact

Ramon Ray and Ben Brewer met up at the B2SMB Institute in Napa, California to talk people and impact. Ben runs the small and mid-sized business segment for SAP Concur, a travel and expense management company based in Bellevue, Washington. Ben’s segment includes about 1,000 employees globally who service nearly 30,000 clients worldwide. They...

Christina Shaw on Being a Single Parent, Running Her Agency, and Finding the Right People

Christina Shaw on Being a Single Parent, Running Her Agency, and Finding the Right People

People automatically think single parents are always struggling and stressed out, but Christina Shaw, owner of an Allstate Agency on Long Island since 2009 and single mom to 2 girls, says that for her, that’s simply not true. She says that she’s not struggling financially, she’s not stressed out, and that she has great...