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Sex trafficking is one of the worst tragedies occurring in the 21st century. Studies show that modern slavery is more prevalent today than during the Transatlantic Slave Trade’s most prolific years. The most common figures estimate there are 45.8 million people currently enslaved worldwide. 1 Of...

When I went through the list of books and articles that I read last year, I had no idea how I was going to choose the top five. It took time, but I did narrow it down. While the following “top reads” seem vastly different...

In November, Street Business School (SBS) hosted its first homecoming event for our many friends in the Colorado community. We brought our supportive community together to celebrate an evening focused on boldness and entrepreneur. More than 120 guests joined us as we pushed the envelope...

The quest for financial sustainability is in danger of becoming an unhealthy trend in which earned income is assumed to be the gold standard for all philanthropic work. Funders understandably want to know when their funding will no longer be needed. But for some funders...

The nonprofit Street Business School has been teaching Ugandan women how to launch their own businesses for more than a decade. Its programming has already reached more than 60,000 people, who increased their incomes by an average of 211 percent by starting small, locally-based businesses....

We would like to introduce you to Beatrice. She is a mother of six and a passionate business owner. Before Beatrice joined Street Business School (SBS), she ran a poultry business, raised pigs, and sold snacks. Despite her entrepreneurial spirit, Beatrice didn’t have the skills...

Before our business training, Sandra was selling old newspapers and candy on a mat in the streets. She could only afford one meal a day. She wasn't able to pay medical bills when her baby got sick. Sadly, her baby passed away at 10 months...

INSPIRED IMPACT is an ongoing blog series that gives voice to social entrepreneurs and leaders of mission-driven organizations who are making an impact in their communities and industries. In June 2018, Street Business School CEO Devin Hibbard gave an in-depth to INSPIRED IMPACT, discussing the highly...

Franchising can go beyond cheeseburgers and coffee shops. A growing number of social enterprises believe this powerful business model can help them change the world.  Companies use franchising to achieve scale. By licensing their knowledge, business model and brand to third parties, franchises expand faster than...