Books make the world a better place in so many ways, and the founders of this awesome book company truly do their part to improve it even more. They started Better World Books while facing the prospect of a lousy job market with few prospects. So what do most college kids do when they're short on dough and sick of eating ramen noodles? They sell their textbooks, and when the books sold for more money than they expected, they saw an unexploited business opportunity that was too good to pass up. They partnered with a community center to collect donated books, which they promptly resold, sharing the profits. Because of the success, they drew up a business plan to allow for growth while still doing good deeds. This admirable company has raised millions of dollars to promote literacy while saving books from being destroyed.