Chris Farrell from Next Avenue interviewed Next For Me founder Jeff Tidwell after a breakout session at Encore.org’s recent conference. On the topic of “Business Entrepreneurs Blending With Social Entrepreneurs” Farrell wrote:
Then there’s Jeff Tidwell, 59, who is also a social entrepreneur. The high-tech veteran has worked in Silicon Valley and New York for various digital companies. He’s currently Entrepreneur in Residence at Boxador in Venice, Calif., where he has launched a cool for-profit company called Next For Me.
The early-stage business is focused on helping people 50 and older find good work and manage their finances well for the new longevity economy. “Profit is part of it. Sustaining the business is part of it,” Tidwell says. “But it is also about the social good.”
Tidwell and many others I spoke with at the Encore progress made clear: Doing well and doing good is no longer an oxymoron, if it ever was.