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Growing Local Value

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Growing Local Value by Laury Hammel and Gun Denhart
Paperback $16.95
Dec 28, 2006 | ISBN 9781576753712

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“Hammel and Denhart free us from two tired myths: that business and social mission don’t mix and that in a Wal-Mart world local enterprise is passé. Plus, the fascinating cases and the practical lessons in Growing Local Value make for great reading.”
—Frances Moore Lappé, author of Democracy’s Edge and Hope’s Edge

“In a world awash in stories of corporate predators, it’s refreshing to read the stories of local independent entrepreneurs with strong social consciences who are building successful businesses that create local value. Hammel and Denhart reveal how they do it. Essential reading for everyone dedicated to building vital local economies and communities that work for everyone.”
—David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World

“Move over Stephen Covey!  The real eighth habit for highly successful people is to be the kind of community-loving entrepreneur depicted by Hammel and Denhart. Anyone running a business, studying business, or dreaming of having a business should study this book and heed its wise yet practical advice.”
— Michael H. Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution

Table Of Contents

Letter from the Editor of the Social Venture
Network Series
Introduction: Why Local?
1 Customer and Community First
2 Values-Based Financing
3 Partnering with Your Employees
4 Business Networking for Local Value
5 Creating Partnerships with Nonprofits
6 Making Sustainability Your Competitive Advantage
7 Collaborating with Government
8 Building a Bridge to the Future
Suggested Reading
About Social Venture Network
About the Authors

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