Month: January 2015

Business as Mission: where social impact and profit…and much more…converge

Some people find it confusing to read about socially conscious business, social entrepreneurship or values-driven business. Isn’t business just business – driven by profit margins acceptable to shareholders?  What’s all this talk of values, social impact and community development? For the past decade or so it has become increasingly popular to talk about social purposes, …

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“Football does not define me”

Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks football team has been much in the sports news the past two months.  Last month he won the 2014 Heisman Trophy in a landslide and on January 12 he led the Ducks in the national championship game.  There is no question he is a talented record-breaking all-star quarterback.  But …

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Top reasons startups fail

I am always intrigued with titles like this one I saw recently: The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail.  Why would I not be interested? We are in the startup business; and I don’t like failure; and it is the start of a new year! The study analyzed more than 101 startup post mortems for reasons …

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Five key elements of our purpose to keep in mind in 2015

IBEC’s purpose is to help build sustainable businesses through consultative expertise that changes lives and transforms communities. We help build!  IBEC leadership and consultants are committed to partnering to get the job done. We want to work together in collaboration with other individuals and organizations – and we do.  We help – we do not …

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