Individuals starting a social enterprise sometimes don’t realize how important it is to select the right legal structure for the organization.
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With over 500 home-based businesses in Greater Forest Lawn in mind, EmergeHUB – a coworking space on International Avenue — has created some unique programs to help them grow. “We were looking for forward-thinking, innovative ways to address the challenges Greater Forest Lawn faces,” explains Mark Shields, project manager at International Avenue BRZ. “There seemed […]
Economics of Social Change is a new certificate program that explores how to use economic tools to create social change. It’s the latest collaboration by Thrive and the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University. “We wanted to work with Thrive on this because Thrive has an amazing network of practitioners and organizations that […]
Local investing is the magic of people investing in people — their neighbours and local businesses, and it’s making a sizeable impact across Alberta, keeping more money in the local economy and creating local jobs. Thrive is looking to raise capital for Calgary businesses through Local Investing YYC, a local investment co-op. Members of Local […]
The twice-yearly Thrive Accelerator is designed for existing businesses to scale their social impact while strengthening their financial sustainability. In six months participants gain new skills to up their business aptitude while growing their understanding of how to address social issues through business. The spring session kicked off on March 13, and we are excited […]