Entrepreneurship: A Pathway Out of Poverty?

Can Entrepreneurship Do Any Good? Perhaps the most important question to tackle on this blog is whether entrepreneurship really can help lift individuals out of poverty. Professor Muhammad Yunus certainly thinks so. His groundbreaking microfinance work in Bangladesh earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Grameen Bank, founded by Dr. Yunus in the mid-70s, has…

Beyond Welfare

Google “social entrepreneur low-income” and what are your first results? I guarantee you’ll see business after business that’s doing great work for low-income clients, ethnic minority clients, immigrant clients, disabled clients, etc. Great work for all manner of marginalized people.  I love this new wave of social entrepreneurs pursuing a double or triple bottom line. But…