Entrepreneurship

BANGS Shoes Kickstarter Campaign Doubles Initial Goal

BANGS Shoes Kickstarter Campaign Doubles Initial Goal

By Hannah Davis, Founder and President of Bangs Shoes
Location United States United States

When BANGS Shoes learned about the power of Kickstarter, we knew it was something we had to pursue. We are BANGS Shoes. Empowerment is the cornerstone of our business model and philosophy, linking the sale of BANGS Shoes to real, social change. When you buy BANGS Shoes, 20 percent of net profits are invested with entrepreneurs around the world through our nonprofit partner, Kiva. In a marketplace that’s abundant with brand’s “doing good,” BANGS Shoes […]

The Future of Farming in Nigeria

The Future of Farming in Nigeria

By Kola Masha, Founder of Doreo Partners
Location Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria’s agricultural sector faces many challenges. At Doreo Partners, we believe the solution lies in the hands of smallholder farmers. Approximately 80 million youth will enter a now over-saturated Nigerian workforce by 2030, and agriculture can play a crucial role as Nigeria’s job creation engine. However, to absorb such a high number of unemployed youths, farming in Nigeria must undergo a transformation in order to be a viable and attractive source of income. Modern day […]

Introducing the Online Newspaper West

Introducing the Online Newspaper West

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

The deputy editor of the online newspaper West (Welfare, Society and Territory) has six areas of responsibility. The first is reviewing the national and international press with particular attention to any news related to social policies, especially in Europe and the United States. Some of these news items are then assigned in the morning to writers and correspondents for West, so that they can produce news and comment, to be delivered that afternoon or the […]

BANGS Shoes: Building a Social Enterprise through Retail

BANGS Shoes: Building a Social Enterprise through Retail

By Hannah Davis and Julie Kriegshaber, Bangs Shoes
Location United States United States

Retail is experiencing a revolution. A growing trend is that consumers are concerned beyond sheer aesthetics of their purchase – they want to know that their spending dollars have a positive impact elsewhere in the world. A recent 2010 survey found that 83% of consumers want more of their retail purchases to contribute to a cause. With the rise of titles such as chief sustainability officer and an increased focus on corporate social responsibility, businesses are […]

December 20, 2012 · 1 comment · Economics, Entrepreneurship, Global
Anghami Will Win Mideast Music Market

Anghami Will Win Mideast Music Market

By George Audi, Anghami Business Development Manager
Location Lebanon Lebanon

Tell anyone that you’re launching a music start-up and their first reaction is one of skepticism – how can anyone build a sustainable business from an industry in decline, eaten away by piracy and hindered by ever-more complex regulations? Yet, here at Anghami, we breathe music. And we’re confident that our oxygen is not about to stop flowing.