New Socially Responsible Handmade Jewelry Business:

In December I started working on the blog of a brand new socially-responsible business in Emeryville, CA by the name of Chick Boss ( that makes beautiful handmade jewelry and is creating better jobs for Guatemalan women. First about the handmade jewelry. The unique jewelry is made with Czech glass beads strung into cords or … Read more

Fair Trade and Socially Responsible Businesses

Many socially responsible businesses embrace Fair Trade as a keystone of how they conduct business with producers and manufacturers. Not to be confused with “Free Trade,” Fair Trade is a conscious effort to do business with firms, companies, cooperatives and individuals in an equitable and fair manner – especially those in the poor and developing … Read more

How your Socially Responsible Business Can Help Green Your City

A socially responsible business is a firm rooted in a community, aware of the most important issues of the day, and — most important — active in efforts to make their community and the world a better place. The question is: what must we do to achieve this lofty goal? As I have outlined earlier, … Read more

Planet, People, and Profit Formula and Controversy

In the conversation about what is a "socially responsible" business,  the formulation "Planet, People and Profit," is a good way for firms and individual owners to evaluate their business conduct and set goals to progressively become more responsible (no pun intended.) There is no agreed-upon standard for what defines a “socially responsible” business, and the … Read more

My credentials as a socially-responsible business…

…in answer to my dear colleague Patrice Curtis, Market Research Specialist I thought I should explain my own credentials as a socially-responsible business. One of my mastermind colleagues said to me the other day…“I didn’t know you were interested in this?” So here is my reply. I actually came across this term only recently and … Read more

Triple Bottom Line for Social Enterprises

“Triple Bottom Line” describes businesses that focus on their environmental or social contribution as well as the profits from the business.  I like the term because is suggests you as the business owner are measuring your social/environmental contribution with the same dedication as you are your profitability. That sounds like a double, what makes it … Read more

Is yours a socially-responsible business?

Is your business a socially-responsible business? Perhaps your business plan includes minimizing your carbon footprint.  Perhaps your business goals flow from a commitment to have a positive impact in one or more ways on the environment and/or the local or global inhabitants.   Over the years our business, Full Orbit Web and Marketing has attracted … Read more