CHICAGO ( MainStreet) -- At this time of year, you hear a lot about giving back. Whether you're dropping some quarters into a Salvation Army collection kettle or making a donation to Toys for Tots, the holiday season inspires us to think about the less fortunate and what we can do to help.But some small businesses give back year-round. For them, philanthropy is at the core of their mission, not a seasonal add-on. This growing movement, known as social entrepreneurship, combines the desire to make meaningful change in the world with the drive to earn profits to fund that change.
|Philanthropy is at the core of the mission for entrepreneurs such as Blake Mycoskie, founder of the shoe retailer Toms, and not just a seasonal add-on.|