Some of you may be interested in this upcoming conference call on Community
Supported Enterprise. The call takes place Thursday, January 17 from4-5pm
EST. Learn more and register online at:
http://www.communitymatters.org/community-supported-enterprise. It is free!
Would you loan your favorite bookstore money to keep it from closing? Or
pay $1000 for months of café fare…before the café ever opened for business?
Would you spend your Saturday painting walls so that a restaurant in your
neighborhood could expand its seating? Cash is tight and small business
ownership is risky. But Community Supported Enterprises offer one way for
communities to offer help and creative financing to get small businesses
off the ground or keep them open.
The Orton Family Foundation
You can also access the blog post related to this topic at http://communitymatters.posterous.com/beyond-the-bank-community-sourced-solutions-f
Assistant Professor and Community Development Specialist
Department of Agricultural Economics
Oklahoma State University
323 Ag Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
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