Local Ownership

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Venture development is of central importance to any strategy that seeks to build an economic base controlled by the community. At bottom, venture development is the process through which business...
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Les baby-boomers qui se retirent de l'entreprise ont besoin d'une nouvelle approche à la planification successorale - une qui voit l'entreprise sociale comme un moyen de tenir compte de l'engagement...
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As baby-boomers reach the age of retirement, over a trillion dollars in business assets will shortly change hands. Done right, this transfer could provide a net benefit to the communities where the...
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Seventeen years ago, Charlotte Semple, Carole Fast, and Michelle Young, all of whom had experienced abuse, decided to create an organization that could support other women who wanted to remake their...
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Les agriculteurs sont devenus à la fois des agents et des victimes des sociétés transnationales dans le cadre du démantèlement de la sécurité alimentaire au Canada. On ne résoudra pas la crise dans...
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In the dismantling of Canada's food security, farmers have become both agents and victims of transnational corporations. There will be no resolution to the crisis in our food system unless farmers'...
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For 25 years Swift Current, Saskatchewan stopped growing - in industry, population, and imagination. Now it has become a showcase for Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E), the strategy that...
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You've watched Mr. Happy Face shooting down the prices on an incredible range of consumer goods. You've heard about union-busting, unseemly employment practices, and offshore sweatshops. What then...
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Particularly useful to small communities weighing the costs and benefits of a Big Box store to the local economy, this exercise allows government, business people, boosters, and opponents to confront...
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Whether you are in Toronto, the Eastern Townships, or Grand Prairie, critical to FBN success is your selection of a network advisor: someone who, step by step, can nurture a culture of collaboration...