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Make Business a Force for Social Good: Join the local B Corp Movement

March 12, 2015 - News, Press Releases

Local entrepreneurs host community event to teach you the ins and outs of B Corps and how to “B the Change”.

After a successful B Corp Brampton event, The Detailing Knights, Now Creative Group and Open Mind Marketing collaborate with B Corp Canada to present “What is B Corp Anyway?” on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. They will highlight the growing movement of B Corps in Ontario and show entrepreneurs how doing good can be good for business. Networking and knowledge sharing begin at 6:00pm at Studio.89 (1065 Canadian Place, Unit 104, Mississauga).

B Corps are companies that are achieving business success while creating public benefit. To receive B Corp certification, companies must meet performance standards in areas such as governance, workers and community. The social and environmental performance of the business is monitored and certification provided by an independent organization, much like LEED or Fair Trade certification.

“Initially social entrepreneurship may seem daunting but what it gives back is worth it,” said Ryan O’Neil Knight, founder of the Detailing Knights. “Having my business assessed for B Corp certification has kept my vision on the right track and I am proud to be helping at risk youth become savvy business owners.”

“What is B Corp Anyway?” will look at the fundamentals of a social purpose business, why B Corp certification matters and how social good impacts the bottom line. Attendees will enjoy a Keynote Address from Aaron Emery of B Corp Canada, a panel chat with certified Ontario B Corps, a question and answer period and sample Fair Trade refreshments.

Register for free at: bit.ly/bcorp89

How can my business make a difference?

About The Detailing Knights The Detailing Knights is a waterless, mobile auto detailing and car cleaning company. As the first B Corp Certified auto detailer, the Detailing Knights uses environmentally friendly vehicle cleaning products and gives back to the community by mentoring students running a summer business.

About Now Creative Group Now Creative Group serves a variety of clients such as start-ups and small-medium businesses, non-profit organizations, government and social innovators. Specializing in graphic design, online marketing, social media management, branding and advertising, Now Creative Group is designing for social good.

About Open Mind Marketing Open Mind Marketing specializes in social media strategy for business. The company also offers web and social media training courses, aiming to empower business owners with the know-how to master their own (online) domain. Open Mind Marketing is committed to championing the growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially those on a social mission.