Starting a Business: Lesson 9

B Corp Certification

Kevin Christopher with Rockridge Venture Law explains the differences between a benefit corporation and B Corp certification, and the advantages of each.


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Video Lesson Topics

- What is a Benefit Corporation?

A Benefit corporation is a relatively new type of legal structure designed to protect mission-oriented entrepreneurs. A benefit corporation allows the management of a company to take into account all the shareholders (the employees, the environment, and the community).

-What Does B Corp Certification Mean?

A B Corp certification is a business certification by an independent third party that states the company is operates on the principles of the triple bottom line.

-Advantages of B Corp Certification

 The B corp certification is a way to demonstrate that the firm not only cares about profit, but also the long-term goals and growth of the firm. It is like a certified trust mark for a business. The B corp certification mark has grown exponentially in the past years, with over four-thousand certified companies around the world. 

Topics & Lessons

Each Below Topic Contains a Video Lesson and Helpful Downloadable Information


What Problem am I Solving and Who am I Solving it For?


The Planning Process and Planning Tools


Setting Goals


Legal Structure


What It Takes to Be Successful


Funding Options for Starting Your Business


The Realities of Grant Funding


Partnership and Operating Agreements


B Corp Certification


Is Starting a Business Right for You?


Analyzing Your Personal Finances Before Starting A Business


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