Make the World a Better Place, Get Discounted Services
by Peter Athans
Mightybytes announces a 20% discount on services for companies who become certified or legal B Corps.
We want you to help us change the world.
Show us that you care about the planet by becoming a B Corporation and we’ll give your company the 20% discount we normally extend only to non-profits.
This discount can be applied to all of our services, from web design and development, to logo design and content and social media strategy, as well as app development and interactive media products (such as animation and video). We are happy to extend this discount to companies based anywhere in the United States who are certified by B Lab.
What is a B Corp?
A certified B Corp is a business that has gone through the assessment and certification process by the non profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social responsibility and environmental stewardship. Similarly, a Benefit Corporation is a new class of company that is required by law to create a material positive impact on society and the environment and to meet higher standards of accountability and transparency. While both Benefit Corporations and certified B Corps are socially responsible, only Benefit Corporations are legal entities (like S Corps, C Corps, LLC’s, etc.).
Certified B Corps like Mightybytes commit to a triple bottom line that prioritizes people and the environment alongside profits. The B Corp community also works together to support each other and to advocate for a progressive definition of what it means to be a successful and responsible business.
On January 2nd, 2013, a new Benefit Corporation Act will go into effect in Illinois, which will make it possible for companies to elect to take the next step of becoming a legal Benefit Corp. Mightybytes is excited to be one of the first companies in Illinois to make this legal commitment to changing the world. You can learn more about the 11 states that currently have Benefit Corporation laws on B Lab’s website.
To learn more about the differences between B Corps and other types of corporate structures, check out our B Corp 101 presentation on Slideshare.
What do I have to do to become a B Corp?
It’s easy. B Lab outlines the process to become a certified or legal B Corp here:
- To Become Certified: Complete the B Impact Assessment, an online survey that asks you questions about your company’s environmental and social impact, your employee policies, as well as your accountability and transparency. To get certified you’ll have to score at least 80 out of 200 points.
- Make it Legal: Learn whether your state currently has a Benefit Corporation law in effect, consult your lawyer, and determine the best path forward for your state of incorporation.
If you have any questions along the way contact us. We’re happy to share our experiences with you.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today. Join the more than 600 companies, from small businesses like Mightybytes to large corporations like Patagonia, Inc. and Ben and Jerry’s in becoming a B Corp. We’ll give you a 20% discount if you do.