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S3: Hamilton Perkins Bags and Recycled Plastic #82

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Hamilton Perkins Hamilton and his team are working with Thread International to make bags and other accessories from some of the recycled plastics in Haiti. He has very interesting story. Be sure to stay tuned for a great Detroit artist group called The Infatuations. You will feel like you are transported back in time with…

S3: Mile High Expansion in Denver Manufacturing Workshop – Episode #81

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Mile High Workshop What’s going on in Denver social enterprise manufacturing these days?! Romy catches up with Andy Magel of the Mile High Workshop manufacturer in Denver, Colorado. Great song the end!   For Full Transcript   MILE HIGH WORKSHOP WEBSITE More Links Jump over to the website for the podcast at www.bonfiresofsocialenterprise.com  Give us…

S3: Job Creation & Impact Investing with Don Lee #80

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Job Creation & Impact Investing with Don Lee Today, we are moving to the Impact Investing Inglenook to talk to Don Lee. Don has been quite a visionary around social enterprise local investing and has begun to change the way many people are investing in the Detroit area. His has passionate rationale and incredible enthusiasm…

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About The Blog

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I begin this blog with great humility. I do not believe I know anymore than others on the topic of social enterprise or impact investing. However, I do my best to pay attention most of the time. After 26 years of observing I have learned a few things. Some of the learnings are sad. Some…

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Social Enterprise Definitions Restore the Honor of Profit

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Is it possible that the attempt to define social enterprise has restored the honor of profit today? It appears to be a trend from my perspective. Establishing a definition of social enterprise has been both exciting and frustrating. Just ask anyone who has been participating in any of these conversations for the last 5 years.…

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Garage Bands of Social Enterprise

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I love garage bands. I love the whole concept of a couple of people gathering together in a small space to create some music. I love the idea of practicing a passion and trying something together. Sometimes the fun is just getting together to play. Sometimes, it is that moment when someone tries something and…

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Proving Concepts in Social Enterprise

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Does it seem like it is taking longer than usual for supporters to ‘buy-in’ to your social enterprise? You may be right on track. Since this blog is about trends and patterns I observe, I am going to tackle this one and shine some light on it. Lately, I am running into people in the…

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