Entrepreneurship http://www.kunc.org en Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive http://www.kunc.org/post/benefit-corporations-look-beyond-profit-motive A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies are signing a deal, promising to create not only profit but also a tangible benefit to society and the environment. They're called benefit corporations, and their movement has caught the ear of lawmakers across the country.<p>In the tiny town of Gilsum, N.H., you'll find the headquarters of W.S. Badger Co. Inc. The company makes all-natural cosmetics marketed under the name Badger Balm. When CEO Bill Whyte founded the company two decades ago, the staff was lean.<em></em><p>"Early on, I started making soup on Friday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:09:00 +0000 Jack Rodolico 57914 at http://www.kunc.org Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive How The Sharing Economy Is Changing The Places We Work http://www.kunc.org/post/how-sharing-economy-changing-places-we-work <em>This week, we've been reporting on</em><em> </em><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/11/244538728/this-week-exploring-the-sharing-economy">the sharing economy</a></em><em> </em><em>— a term that describes the couch-surfing, car-sharing and community-garden-growing world where so many people are using their existing talents, space or tools. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 51903 at http://www.kunc.org How The Sharing Economy Is Changing The Places We Work 'Ganja-preneurs' Set Their Sights On Colorado Pot Tourism http://www.kunc.org/post/ganja-preneurs-set-their-sights-colorado-pot-tourism <p>Recreational marijuana shops won’t open their doors in Colorado until January and already several pot tourism companies are making plans to cash in on the new businesses.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:00:08 +0000 Bente Birkeland 51264 at http://www.kunc.org 'Ganja-preneurs' Set Their Sights On Colorado Pot Tourism When It Comes To Jobs, Not All Small Businesses Make It Big http://www.kunc.org/post/when-it-comes-jobs-not-all-small-businesses-make-it-big <em>Part of a series about small businesses in America</em><p>When it comes to job creation, politicians talk about small businesses as the engines of the U.S. economy. It's been a familiar refrain among politicians from both major parties for years.<p>But it obscures the economic reality. It makes a nice slogan, but it's not really accurate to say that small businesses produce most of the nation's new jobs, says John Haltiwanger, an economics professor at the University of Maryland.<p>"I'm kind of tired of people saying that," says Haltiwanger. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:43:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 50615 at http://www.kunc.org When It Comes To Jobs, Not All Small Businesses Make It Big When It Comes To Businesses, How Big Is Small? http://www.kunc.org/post/when-it-comes-businesses-how-big-small <em>First in a series about small businesses in America.</em><p>Small businesses are celebrated and exalted as the hard-working, most deserving members of the political economy. They get tax breaks, and they're touted as the engines of job creation.<p>But a basic question: What <em>is</em> a small business? It turns out there is no one definition.<p><strong>Classifications Of Small</strong><p>Are small businesses made up of just mom and pop shops? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:11:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 49981 at http://www.kunc.org When It Comes To Businesses, How Big Is Small?