SMALL BUSINESS: Better Than Charity

ENDEAVOR HELPS ENTREPRENEURS GO GLOBAL AND GIVE BACK TO SUSTAIN LOCAL GROWTH

Some call the nonprofit organization that holds the hands of million-dollar business entrepreneurs crazy, but Endeavor CEO and co-founder Linda Rottenberg says, "That's when you know you're on the right track." Endeavor's 236 entrepreneurs so far--from Latin America and most recently from South Africa--would agree. Endeavor's approach of "catalyzing entrepreneurship," by merging microcredit and private equity with consulting support networks, is part of a broad effort to foster entrepreneurship in the developing world. Endeavor and others hope the companies they nurture will serve as examples for others to follow. So far, Endeavor projects have generated an estimated $974 million in revenue...

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