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Business Ventures—Issue #163
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Our Summer 2014 issue focuses on Business Ventures in community―the fertile ground where cooperation and commerce intersect. How can we earn a living while still upholding our values? How can we bring cooperative principles to business activities? How can we nurture our communities, neighborhoods, and towns by creating sustainable livelihoods that serve the greater good? What obstacles do we encounter, and how do we overcome them? Authors share a wealth of experiences and perspectives. Please join us!
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Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our new issue have been posted at our blog
Vision, Money, and Sustainability: Bringing in Renters while Building the Dream by Jane Moran
In the quest for sustainability, long-term goals can yield to short-term needs and opportunities, fertilizing new growth in unpredictable ways.
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Sharing Spaces, Sharing Values: Entrepreneurship at Dragon’s Nest Cooperative Homestead by Mary Murphy
“Founder’s joy” can wear off very quickly in the chaos of financial instability and unclear agreements.
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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Wrestles with Growth by Irena Hollowell
For an income-sharing group in Virginia, economic success presents challenges and opportunities.
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Also in This Issue
- Publisher’s Note: Dancing with Stars by Laird Schaub
- Notes from the Editor: Business Ventures by Chris Roth
- Business. Busy-ness. Coincidence? by Christopher Kindig
- Dancing Rabbit’s Exchange Local Money System: The Promise of Local Currencies and Interest-Free Financing by Nathan Brown
- Cooperation and Competition in the Ecovillage by Sam Makita
- The Entrepreneurial Dilemma by Laird Schaub
- The Dirty Business of Growing a Cohousing Community Farm by Sandy Thomson
- Jugglers in the Jungle: Innovation, Special Use Permits, Neighbor Issues, and the Ultimate Work/Life Balance Routine by Dena Smith
- Asking for Money by Laird Schaub
- Can You Export Your Mission Business to Another Country? by Tim Bock
- Is Windward Egalitarian? Well, Sort Of … by Lindsay Hagamen and Walt Patrick
- Trade School Indy: Bartering a Night School for Everyone by Shawndra Miller
- Designing like Villagers by Mark Lakeman
- Starting a Community: With or Without a Recipe? by Paul Brooks
- Consent Decision-Making and Community Vision, Mission, and Aim How Sociocracy Can Help Communities, Part III by Diana Leafe Christian
- Review—The Great Experiment: everyday life in senior cohousing in Denmark by Ariane Kelleris
- Review—Fred’s Last Song by Ariane Kelleris
- Review—Out to Change the World: The Evolution of The Farm Community by Diana Leafe Christian
- Creating Cooperative Culture: Digging into Community: A reflection from Tamarack’s 1000 Conversations Initiative by Derek Alton
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