How to Tell if Self Employment Is the Right Option for a Person with a Disability


When we as a society think about employment for people with disabilities, we rarely think about self-employment. In fact, in can be difficult for anyone’s family and friends to imagine their family member or friend as an entrepreneur. Yet self-employment can be a wonderful opportunity for people with disabilities.

Sustainable Brands Announces 2016 Innovation Open Semi-finalists

Eleven environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs will contend for top honors in business plan competition
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced 11 semi-finalists to compete at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) startup competition presented by Target.

Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”


by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

Financial Solutions Lab Opens Applications for $3 Million Year-Two Challenge to Address Financial Shocks, Celebrates First-Year Culmination

Virtual Financial Technology Lab Launched by CFSI and JPMorgan Chase Helps Startups Improve and Scale High-Tech Solutions to Improve Consumers’ Financial Health
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced its $3 million year-two challenge, while celebrating the culmination of its first-year challenge with an inaugural group of nine FinTech innovators. FinLab, a $30 million, five-year virtual lab initiative, unveiled Financial Shocks as the theme for its second-year challenge.

Accenture’s Support of Youth Business International Will Help Young Entrepreneurs Launch 10,000 Start-Ups

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LONDON, December 01, 2015 /3BL Media/ – With a US $5 million grant from Accenture (NYSE:ACN), Youth Business International (YBI) will enhance the capacity,scale and impact of its global network and equip 50,000 youth worldwide with entrepreneurial skills.

#CleanEnergyU Tweetathon

Join students and clean-energy leaders in a #CleanEnergyU Tweetathon

Join students and clean-energy leaders in a #CleanEnergyU Tweetathon

#CleanEnergyU is hosting its third Tweetathon to connect students and clean energy leaders for a virtual conversation. Follow the dialogue at #CleanEnergyU on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12-4 ET.

Bring curiosity, questions, and a desire to learn – and empower yourself toward a clean energy future.

Lineup for Oct. 20, 12- 4 ET                                    

Bank of America Launches Directory Listing Sources of Capital for Small Businesses

Directory Designed to Create More Awareness of Available Funding
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Bank of America announced today the launch of an online community development financial institution (CDFI) directory to connect small businesses to more capital. This nationwide directory, www.bankofamerica.com/cdfi, will enable entrepreneurs and small business owners to find a CDFI in their community, creating an opportunity to access funding to help grow their businesses.

Ashoka Expands its Global Social Impact with Pro Bono Volunteers


Regina Agyare feels passionately about bringing local Ghanaian women and girls into information and communications technology (ICT) by providing them with the role models and tools to change them from consumers to creators of technology.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Economic Impacts to Democratic Republic of Congo and Enterprise Development

Press Release

February 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has operations that generate significant economic stimulus throughout most of the Kolwezi region and into the provincial capital of Lubumbashi.

Significant indirect and induced economic impacts arise from company policy to source as many goods and services as possible from local suppliers and through the spending habits of the company’s approximately 8,000 employees and contractors.

Freeport-McMoRan Invests in Women’s Economic Empowerment Programs

Press Release

August 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan has advanced investments in women’s economic empowerment programs, such as “Dreambuilder-Women’s Business Creator,” an online entrepreneurship skills training program that has reached more than 3,600 women in Latin America with more than half from communities in Chile and Peru near Freeport-McMoRan operations.


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