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The Jobs Act has disrupted the way startup finance in America is conducted, and while plenty of funding platforms have surfaced since its passage, very few focus on mission-based enterprises. It is apparent that social entrepreneurs lacking access to support structures need to be able to leverage this new method of raising investments now more than ever. It is also apparent that those at the other end of the capital-raising equation—investors—are just as influential in catalyzing social change as the ventures they support.

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I Want it Yesterday: The Dangers of the Business World's Obsessive Focus on the Short Term

It’s time to recalibrate our lens to see the value in the long-term, and not be blinded by a myopic focus on only the here and now.


We are a society consistently in search of a quick fix—from diets to energy, we want the quick and easy solution, and we want it today, to hell with what tomorrow brings.

One would hope that those whom we trust to invest our money would be wiser, yet, we know how unlikely that is if you’ve see the balances in your 401K plunge over the past three years.

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What Should We Do with Our Profits? The Boba Guys Ask You

How should a small business balance reinvestment, social responsibility, and profit?

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Andrew Chau, the management-minded half of the Boba Guys, proposes an honest conversation about business models.
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In view of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country and increasing concerns about the role of a responsible business in the world, we wanted to open up our business model a bit and document our journey at this stage in our company.

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