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The Biz Kid$ ‘Build Your Social Biz’ contest is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP Financial Services Office. We’ve searched the country for the best new social business ideas from kids just like you. Finalists could win up to $3000 to put towards a new social biz, and be paired with a mentor from Ernst & Young LLP to kick things off!
In June 2013 the top five entries, chosen by a panel of judges, will be posted for the world to see and vote on. Then the finalist with the most public votes will get a check for three……..thousand……dollars!
Social entrepreneurs see a need in their community and fix it by starting a business – the social biz. They take all, or some of, the profits and use the money to effect a social change – either social, cultural, or environmental. The social biz is not just a fundraising vehicle – it's an actual business that makes $$$. You can have a social biz just by selling cookies, cleaning homes, walking dogs, and more.
Here are examples of some social businesses: