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California Sisters on Roller Skates Put a Twist on a Hot Dog Car Hop

There was never really a conversation about who would run the family business – Kelly and Morgan Walsh weren’t expecting to become hotdog stand owners in their twenties.  But then their father unexpectedly died, and Cupid’s Hot Dogs became theirs. They considered selling its two locations in Winnetka and Simi Valley in Los Angeles, California, […]

Posted inInnovation

Report: Should Social Enterprises Could Get Tax Breaks To Help Reinvent Capitalism?

Countries are a long way from creating the right conditions for social entrepreneurs to thrive, according to a new report by Catalyst 2030, a movement of social entrepreneurs focused on finding approaches to attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. There has been increasing attention paid to social entrepreneurship and impact investing, as a […]

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Problem Solved: TishWish Offers Affordable Shipping Materials for Small Business

Arsh and Jannat Kakar launched their compostable packaging company TishWish in June 2020, as the world grappled with the early pandemic.  Consumers were ordering online more, and many businesses were pivoting to e-commerce.  Some businesses were shipping products for the first time with classic plastic mailers and bubble mailers that are difficult or impossible to […]

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VIDEO: Why a 25-Year-Old Baltimorean Left Teaching to Follow a Talent for Digital Marketing

Danielle Neal launched her social media marketing business Digital with Danielle as a side hustle in August 2020. The 25-year-old was a full-time teacher, but in May 2021, she decided to quit her job and pursue her business full time.  In less than a year from that decision, the Baltimore, Maryland-based entrepreneur is bringing in […]