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The Young Entrepreneurs' Organization created opportunities for Keith Alpers, but he has given back to the organization many times over.
Carl Behnke's investment of more than 20 years on the board of Junior Achievement is just one example of his belief in giving back.
Founder Bob Beyster describes his highly successful approach to recruiting, retaining, and rewarding top performers--a culture of employee ownership. This is a core strategy for growing SAIC, an entrepreneurial, employee-owned, high-technology corporation.
Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg State University benefit from the broad generosity of Gene Bicknell, who gives because "it's the right thing to do."
When Arthur M. Blank talks about entrepreneurship - what it takes to create, build and grow a company - he talks about principles. And, when he talks about principles, he talks about giving back.
When every start-up you're involved in grows quickly and you're working all the time, how do you manage to squeeze in philanthropic activity? Searching for a way to support his community, a company president got together with other successful business owners to establish the Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation. They endowed it the same way they rewarded employees, consultants and investors: with equity. And, as a result of their business success, the AEF now has plenty of options.
When Frieda Caplan went into business for herself, she was the only woman in the produce industry. That gave her a national presence, but the real reason for her success was that her company filled an important niche. Now it's the leading distributor of specialty fruits and vegetables. Along the way, the founder learned some important lessons about financing. And she's still going to work every day-with her daughters.
Joan and Stephen Carter's small company gives back to entrepreneurship in a big way through the Junior Achievement program.
Through university lectures and financial support, Maxine Clark is giving the next generation of entrepreneurs a leg up.
Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. It makes sense: You don’t need loans. You don’t need funding. And if you “fail,” all you’ve lost is time.
But you’ve also placed yourself in a hazardous – potentially legally ambiguous – situation. If managed improperly, you’re unnecessarily risking lawsuits and worse.
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