Resources to accompany 10 Practical Tools for a Resilient Local Economy
Practical Tool #4: Resilience-Building Businesses
- Strategic Local Infrastructure http://transitionculture.org/2010/12/15/ingredients-of-transition-strategic-local-infrastructure/
- “The 200 Artisan Skills Required to Make a Victorian Town Functional,” Rob Hopkins (the comments are noteworthy, too) http://transitionculture.org/2009/01/22/the-200-artisan-skills-required-to-make-a-victorian-town-functional/
- BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) http://www.livingeconomies.org/ – This organization understands portions of what we are striving for. They understand the need for local, and they understand much of the need for lighter environmental impact. We Transition groups will have to help them understand peak oil and the need to unhitch from the presumption of growth.
- Take the ideas of the “Declaration of Interdependence” of the B Corporations and go local. http://www.bcorporation.net
- Lyle Estill, Small is Possible, an account of the unfolding process as businesses and neighbors in a small Southern U.S. town begin to transition from the conventional economy toward Relocalization. A bit of green-tech, but shows the evolution of community views.
• Hopkins social enterprise ingredient and comments on “Social Enterprise in Action” event in Totnes
• Characteristics of a Transition Enterprise, as posed by the UK’s REconomy project
• Mission, Inc.: The Practitioners Guide to Social Enterprise (Social Venture Network) by Kevin Lynch and Julius Walls
• The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook: How to Start, Build, and Run a Business That Improves the World by Rupert Scofield
• To Build The Life You Want – Create The Work You Love – The Spiritual Dimension of Entrepreneuring by Marsha Sinetar
• A blog about social enterprise by consultant Rolfe Larson, which seems to be based here in the U.S. It includes a recent post on some of the legal & tax implications within the U.S. tax structure.
• Notes from Transition L.A.’s Transition Enterprise working group
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