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"For Where Your Septic Tank Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also": Enterprise Cascadia and The Hood Canal Septic Loan Program

Jan Markham's team was currently considering Enterprise Cascadia as a potential awardee for her foundation's Community Investment Excellence Awards program. The program had been established to recogni ...

A Better Yoga Block: Shanti Creek Yoga Products

This case follows a protagonist as he tries to secure start-up capital to get his entrepreneurial venture going. With the company still in its conceptual stage, students must evaluate everything in a ...

A Bowl of Good: Defining the Partnership

Katrina Didot's local organic food business, A Bowl of Good, was on the upswing now, and there was a chance to expand operations. In order to do that, Didot knew she needed a partner to shoulder some ...

All Means ALL: Maintaining Success in Norfolk Public Schools

Stephen Jones, the newly hired superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools (NPS), wants to pick up where his predecessor John Simpson left off. During his six-year tenure, Simpson had managed a successfu ...

Arbor Days: Trumann Landscaping and ACCION USA

ACCION USA was a nonprofit organization that began operations in 1991 to provide financing to small businesses that did not have access to traditional sources of credit. In this case, Sarah Gomez, a r ...

Ascend Ventures into Education

This case describes the decision by Ascend Ventures to invest in a firm that falls outside their investment strategy. Ascend Ventures is a relatively young private equity firm that has targeted techno ...

BandyWorks (A): Founding a New Business (Guided by the Past)

Now in his mid-40s, Tom Bandy was not a novice entrepreneur. He was a veteran of the IT revolution two decades earlier. He had started a company after college that successfully exploited a market nich ...

BandyWorks (B): Tom Bandy?Growing, Letting Go

Bandy was no stranger to entrepreneurship and the problems brought about by success. Having honed his programming skills in the 1980s, he had already founded a database company that had seen great suc ...

BioSidus: Biotecnologia en la Patagonia

The case follows an Argentinean biotech firm as it sets future firm strategy and decides how to fund it. Specifically, the firm is working on a method to produce human growth hormone through the milk ...

Black Entertainment Television: Creating, Building, Extending and Protecting a Brand

Robert L. Johnson accomplished what many thought couldn't be done: he founded a company that leveraged managerial talent, largely African American, and grew into one of the leading media companies in ...

Bolt Newspapers: Is There a Future in Print Media?

Jane Darcy stared in dismay at the spreadsheet. As the editor of Bolt, a free daily newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, Darcy had been working since January 2007 to build a devoted readership. Published ...

Boston Community Capital and The Solar Energy Advantage: Let There Be Light

Dick Jones had just received a voice mail from Jigar Shah at SunEdison, a solar energy services firm, informing him that his venture-financed firm would not be able to partner on the solar project the ...
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