Read More 30 March 2018Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a thoughtful, useful gift?Just as in our personal lives, gift-giving can be a meaningful part of our professional life and business relationships.Read More 04 April 2018The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), agreed upon by the European Parliament and Council, will replace the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC in spring 2018 as the primary law regulating how companies protect EU citizens’ personal data.And it’s the biggest shakeup to data protection since the UK’s 1998 Data Protection Act. Read more » The post What Steps Businesses Should Take Now to Prepare for GDPR appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.Meet 26-year-old Lotte Leufkens, the 2017 GSEA global finalist from the Netherlands and founder of Cloud Cuddle....Read more » The post Dutch Studentpreneur Looks Back on GSEA appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.
By providing people an opportunity to change their lives with a job, REDF believes we can create a stronger and more inclusive society.Read More 28 March 2018I’ve met a lot of entrepreneurs who believe their idea will be the next i Mac. The vast majority of product launches don’t follow a strategic approach. Read more » The post Don’t Burn Money Launching Products Nobody Wants appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.Optimism is good, but the reality is that 30,000 new products are launched each year—and approximately 80% fail. Read More For participants of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), EO’s flagship program for nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs, opportunities for leadership and business growth are boundless.Blogging can pay off faster than any other marketing strategy and requires almost no investment. Check out these six reasons a blog is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss out on:...Read more » The post 6 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Personal Blog appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 40 million books to 53 different countries since 1988.Over the past 12 months we have shipped three million books, 93 computers and e-readers containing 223,000 digital books, as well as 10 new law and human rights libraries to 18 African countries.REDF is distinctive as the only philanthropy in the United States that invests exclusively in social enterprises focused on employment.We advise and connect them, and help them measure their impact so they can grow and serve more people.Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski has spent the past 3 months in Africa building relationships and visiting BFA recipients.Following a tour celebrating BFA's 30th Anniversary and a series of partner meetings in Cape Town, South Africa, the first leg of Patrick’s journey took him to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya. Following our 30 th anniversary fundraising tour in Cape Town, South Africa, BFA Founder Tom Warth and Executive Director Patrick Plonski embarked on a series of site visits to check in with recipients and learn about successes and challenges of their book projects.