Topic: Finance

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Published February 2015

A new investment co-op model lets communities own and develop their commercial spaces. Though new, this model holds potential for the many neighborhoods whose business districts are decaying, controlled by distant landlords or faraway retail chains.

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Event Date: 09/21/2017 (All day)

This is a 3-day LIVE event for Women Entrepreneurs who want to raise money on their own terms.

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Published December 2012

In this TEDx talk, Stacy Mitchell argues for a new phase in the local economy movement. She notes that there's been a resurgence of support for small farms, local businesses, and community banks, but argues that now: "What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy."

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Published January 2016

A growing body of research is proving something that many people already know: locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, connected, and generally better off across a wide range of metrics. This is a roundup of the findings that are putting numbers to the harms of bigness and the benefits of local ownership.

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Published August 2016

This report suggests that the decline of small businesses is owed in part to anticompetitive behavior by large, dominant corporations. This report presents three compelling reasons to bring a commitment to fair and open markets for small businesses back into public policy, and outlines specific steps to revive competition and small business.

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Published January 2007

We have unique CED resources - websites, publications, case studies, videos, and more - in our CED toolbox.

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Published June 2013

A blog post from Cutting Edge Capital incorporating the lessons learned from marketing Real Pickles DPO.

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Published November 2013

How a small local food business in western Massachusetts preserved its social mission through transitioning to a worker-owned cooperative and using an innovative financing strategy.

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Published July 2017

Shareable's "How To Share" Library is growing collection of guides that can help you save money, reduce waste, and build community through sharing. The library features dozens of resources on housing, food, family, community, cities, neighborhoods, transportation, technology, work, entrepreneurship, travel, education, the commons, money, and more.

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Published July 2017

The Beautiful Solutions Gallery and Lab is an interactive space for sharing the stories, solutions and big ideas needed to build new institutional power and point the way toward a just, resilient, and democratic future.

Developed by Beautiful Solutions in partnership with This Changes Everything, this is an open-ended project that will continue to evolve based on the ideas you submit to the Lab, and the ongoing contributions of the thinkers and practitioners on the forefront of building alternatives.

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