24 Jan: Maryland’s Benefit Companies and Social Enterprise. Report & Discussion.

Save the Date! Report Release and Discussion Maryland’s Benefit Corporations and Companies Who They Are, What’s Happening with these Innovative Laws, and What Could It Mean for Social Enterpreneurs in the Region Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 9am – 11:30am (EST) Annapolis, Maryland RSVP

Determined DIY: One Entrepreneur’s Experience Filing a Maryland Benefit LLC

Social Entrepreneur, Guest Blog Post An emerging impact investor starting a new company and private equity firm shares his story of filing the company as a Benefit entity as a call for more resources for Benefit LLC registration, and as an effort to help other entrepreneurs. By David Sanders When Maryland passed the Benefit Corporation[…]

Maryland Entrepreneur Expo

A panel discussion on socially-responsible business, impact investing, and possibilities, opportunities, and such at the upcoming Maryland Entrepreneur Expo organized by Maryland TEDCO (Technology Development Corporation).  A week from Tuesday (Nov. 13) at the BWI Marriott. Check it out. Social Enterprise: Doing Well By Doing Good A new movement is rising to bring the innovation and energy of[…]

Mission or money: what is primary?

Social Entrepreneur Guest Post By John Herron How many psychiatric social workers do you know who have run a successful business? How many entrepreneurs do you know whose businesses are structured to be able to employ a workforce of individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders? How many instructors at elite universities[…]

What’s Next for Common Good Enterprise?

The enthusiasm and energy for socially-responsible and green business—particularly in the form of the benefit corporation—is gaining traction nationwide. But while the laws are intriguing and generating interest and opportunity, as consultants and trainers in this field, we can see the potential for job creation, revenue, and positive community impact—widespread adoption, coordination, research, and support[…]

Pushing for More Local Benefit Corporations and Social Enterprise

At an event last month with owners of sustainable businesses in Bethesda, Kasey Wright, of Jamie Raskin’s staff, mentioned that ChangeMatters is the only entity really pushing the agenda for social enterprises and benefit businesses in Maryland. Until she said it, I hadn’t thought of it that way, but it’s true that this year we[…]

Nov 10 2010 Panel on Benefit Corporations @ Bethesda Green

Existing and emerging Maryland social entrepreneurs are invited to a special dialog on Maryland’s new “benefit corporations” law on November 10, 2010 at Bethesda Green in Bethesda MD.