A community of Cistercian monks in Wisconsin has developed a Web business reselling ink and toner cartridges for printers at a discount. Sarah Caniglia wrote a book about her experiences helping the "laser monks" run their website. She talks with host Amy Scott.
When social entrepreneurs' mission-oriented businesses get big enough they also attract serious buyers. Steve Tripoli reports on how some business owners have dealt with the dilemma of turning over the mission to someone else.
A small-but-growing source of funding for social entrepreneurs, called "community development venture capital," has helped revive a cannery in a remote Maine community. Steve Tripoli reports in his series on social entrepreneurship.
Some people use their businesses to help fix what needs fixing. In the first of a series, Steve Tripoli reports on a Boston woman who's spent years fine-tuning the balance between her company's business and social goals.
What if, in order to get a discount on an item, you could join a group of shoppers to buy that product in bulk. Some Internet start-ups hope that kind of online buying will be the next big thing. Andrea Gardner reports.
More men are selling the famous plastic bowls and utensils. Sean Cole talked with one top seller who just couldn't contain his enthusiasm for the iconic brand, and how well he fares in a female-dominated sales force. (Re-broadcast from May 16, 2007)