Local Ownership

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To the dismay of some donors, an annual food drive in Winnipeg was reducing the sales revenue at shops in poor neighbourhoods. Annual generosity was actually undercutting the places that offered...
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Good practice is fine; better practice needs numbers. Mark Cabaj has two pieces of research to recommend for the evaluation of microenterprise programs.
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To breathe new life into the old co-operative concept, many farmers are turning to a corporate structure which infuses commodity processing with equity, innovation, and member commitment. The cost: a...
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Creative tension is no stranger to CED. We have something to learn from the business world, and we can do it without giving away the farm.
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Enough of the 'lone ranger' mentality - here is a truly community-based approach to enterprise development. Peterborough's colleges and business sector provide venture R&D and guidance to the...
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Get specific information about the number, type, location, and size of the businesses - formal and informal - in the locality. (One of over 60 entries in the compendium Tools & Techniques for...
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In contrast to conventional business associations or fellowships, the members of entrepreneur networks share specific common status and interests (and even an economic sector, in the case of Flexible...
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A worker buy-out occurs when an established firm with profitable potential is sold to the employees for the specific purpose of maintaining the jobs of those employees. Worker co-operative and...
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From a CED perspective, succession planning involves shaping the transfer of ownership and management of local businesses in such a way as to assure the most fruitful outcome possible for the...
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This set of procedures gathers information that permits a precise understanding of a business' difficulties so that assistance might be offered before closure, down-sizing, or relocation become a...