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How Houston Entrepreneurs Are Using Business Sense for the Greater Good

Posted on · Social entrepreneurs are business people who use their work to address social issues like healthcare, renewable energy or access to clean water. We discuss social entrepreneurship in Houston and some of the projects Houstonians are undertaking here at home and abroad. We hear from Andyshea Saberioon, CEO and co-founder of PlegeCents, a crowdfunding platform that […]

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Can a For-Profit Business Have a Non-Profit Mindset?

Posted on · Can a for-profit business have a non-profit mindset? We learn about benefit corporations – known as “B-Corps.” They’re for-profit businesses which are designed to not only turn a profit, but also to achieve some sort of positive impact for society at large. They’re generally more transparent than other companies, and are in some way held […]

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Medical Burnout, Student Debt, and B-Corps: Houston Matters for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Posted on · Have a high stress job? Feel like you're burning out a bit? It happens to a lot of Houstonians – notably to physicians, who too often spend more time with paperwork and less with their patients. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what's behind physician burnout, and how it impacts the doctor-patient relationship. […]