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201: Local Investing Made Easy

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

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pm201_200.jpgWe’re “keeping money flowing locally so we’re more prosperous as a community,” says James Frazier, co-founder of the Local Investment Opportunities Network (LION) in Port Townsend, Washington. LION is a clearinghouse between business owners like Matthew Day and potential investors like Kees Kolff. A business owner presents an investment opportunity to LION members. It’s all based on one-to-one personal relationships, so support can be more than monetary, says Kees — such as interest paid in locally-produced cheese and cider!  [http://www.L2020.org/LION]

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173: Transitioning to the Elm Street Economy

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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pm173_1501.jpgHow can you contribute your skills towards meeting real needs now and in the future? Paul and Sarah Edwards, the authors of Home-Based Business for Dummies, focus on the “Elm Street Economy” of locally-owned businesses rather than “Main Street”, which we hear so much about, but is comprised mainly of franchises. In the Elm Street Economy, local businesses meet local needs — for food, shelter, clothing, heating, electricity, healthcare, and other products. Sarah and Paul suggest: Keep your job and pay off your debts, while gaining enduring skills for the future. A large number of today’s professions won’t be around in five years. (www.elmstreeteconomy.com, www.letslivelocal.org). Listen to Audio. Read Janaia’s blog about taping this show.

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144 Local Living Economies - Protecting What We Love

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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pm144_150.jpgJudy Wicks’ love of place has made widening ripples on a global scale. She’s the founder of BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), a national network of sustainable, small businesses. After moving onto a quaint street in Philadelphia, she learned it was slated to be torn down. Organizing her community, she saved the block as a walkable community. She opened White Dog Cafe coffee shop on the first floor of her home, which grew to a large restaurant proudly serving food from local farmers.

Reading John Robbins’ Diet for a New America about the cruel treatment of factory farm animals, she located small family farmers and created a cruelty-free menu. Rather than hoard this proprietary information, she founded a local sustainable business network based on cooperation between businesses, and later the national organization BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies). (www.livingeconomies.org, www.whitedog.com)

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121 Helping Local Food Businesses Thrive

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

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pm121_150.jpgWendy Siporen coordinates The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy (THRIVE), which helps small locally-owned businesses not just to thrive, but be more sustainable as well. A “Food Connection” directory enables local businesses to buy from one another. Their “Rogue Flavor” campaign helps consumers find locally produced food at farm stands, restaurants, and markets. Tasty ideas from the one-week “Eat Local Challenge”: cooking classes, films, and a meal cooked from all-local products from the growers market. Yum! [www.thriveoregon.org, www.rogueflavor.org]

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75: Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community Through Local Business

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

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pm75_150.jpgMichelle Long shows us how a highly successful local independent business network has transformed Bellingham, Washington, while inspiring other communities. From an initial “Think Local First” program, they have expanded to business peer mentoring, and support for local food producers, sustainable buildings, and green energy. An astounding sixty percent of their community are not only aware of the Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local campaign but have changed their buying habits. [www.sustainableconnections.org]

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46: BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

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pm46_150.jpgExecutive Director Don Shaffer recounts BALLE’s vision of local living economies ensuring that economic power resides locally, where it can enhance community life and natural systems - as a counter to economic globalization. BALLE’s autonomous networks of local businesses initiate programs like “Buy Local First.” [www.livingeconomies.org]

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44: The Small-Mart Revolution

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

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pm44_150.jpgMichael Shuman advocates “Going Local,” showing how local businesses are beating global competition and helping to create self-reliant communities. One innovative idea: invest locally by moving a portion of pension funds into regional stock exchanges. [www.smallmart.org]

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43: Bainbridge Graduate Institute - Changing Business for Good

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

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pm43_150.jpgHow can business help create the world we want? Jill Bamburg, Dean of Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s innovative MBA program, examines its basic premise: that doing good for people and the planet is good for business. [www.bgiedu.org]

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