For-profit Social Enterprise: A Growing Business Model

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Non-profit organisations are generally in a precarious position. They are heavily reliant on major donors and grants. A huge amount of man-power is used in the act of fundraising, which in terms of public campaigns, depends completely on people feeling generous at the exact second in which they are approached by a representative.

As an elite athlete from a small country with a government that gives little to zero funding to my sport, I have done my fair share of fundraising. No matter how awesome you think your idea is, in my experience you can generally only count on making about 10% of what you think you can, and that’s being generous.

Perhaps I am a terrible fundraiser. Or perhaps there is a better way for socially based organisations to operate.

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Turner Construction’s Formula for Success

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How can you successfully optimize processes in a company with 5000 employees and 1,200 active projects? Is there a formula to make all the challenges solve favourably?

Turner Construction International LLC can claim to have found the recipe to make business strategy an exact science.

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Key steps to building a successful business

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BBC Correspondent Matthew Davies attended  the Future in Review (FiRe) Conference in California last week, where he caught up with some of the most prolific angel investors in the U.S. as well as entrepreneurs with some incredibly exciting ideas.

The Conference is made up of FiRestarters and FiRespotters, who use the retreat as a chance to network, pitch and develop business plans for tech based companies. After chatting with several entrepreneurs and investors, he saw some recurring themes on how to successfully make a business out of a great idea.

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Tata Elxsi, bringing sophistication to engineering

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When you bring together creativity, technology and engineering, you get great results. Without even realizing it, the products we consume have made it through a history of darwinism of competing companies.

And in India, there’s a great company that knows this history all too well, and has made it into their true leitmotif.

Tata Elxsi is a great engineering company dedicated to product manufacturing.

Tata Elxsi is part of Tata Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in India whose empire boasts 98 companies and brings in annual revenues of 288 billion dollars.

But Tata Elxsis is more interested in quality engineering than taking counts.

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