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Social Entrepreneurship

Radhika Kakani, owner of Indigo Market, talks about ways to mix social entrepreneurship into a small business owner's bottom line on Monday, June 3, at noon at the Main Library.

"Social Entrepreneurship: Is there an Opportunity for Private Businesses to Have a Social Mission?" is part of the library's Small Business Lunch & Learn series. The program will be held in the second-floor Events Room from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and water will be provided by the library.

Ms. Kakani will discuss how businesses with a social mission differ from nonprofit, private, and public corporations; how they work and who is already operating these kinds of businesses; and what is the state of Alabama’ s policy regarding these business types.

Ms Kakani has more than 15 years of experience specializing in French and Indian cuisine coupled with 20 years of consulting experience with a specialization in strategic management, information technology and marketing. She is the owner of Indigo Market, LLC, a for-benefit company in food production and mobile garden manufacturing focused on connecting creative communities together through gastronomy, the art and science of good eating.

The Main Library's Small Business Lunch & Learns are designed to help you explore new ideas to grow your business or to develop your entrepreneurial ambitions. These lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

Questions? Contact David Lilly in Reference & Adult Services at 256-532-5975 or

Small Business Lunch & Learns

First Monday of each month

Noon to 1 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (All day) to Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (All day)