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-- Thomas Edison

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Local Entrepreneurship Information

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau Book Startups Kl Co Subtitled "Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future"
The Small-Mart Revolution Shuman, Michael Book Economics Kl Co How local businesses are beating the global competition

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Other resources

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
Economic Renewal Guide Michael J. Kinsley Book Econ/Living Sust KSC How a few energetic people can help steer their community toward development thatís sensitive to local values and the environment
The Green Collar Economy Jones, Van Book Economics Kl Co Creatng jobs from environmental needs
Rules for Revolutionaries Kawasaki, Guy Book Economics KSC Creating and marketing new products and services
  • ACE, the Active Corps of Executives, is like SCORE (see below), except that the executives who mentor in this organization are still employed in running their firms.
  • The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is the fastest growing alliance of entrepreneurs, business networks, and local economy funders in North America. Comprising more than 80 networks, BALLE represents over 30,000 independent businesses across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Duke University's SCSF is a source of information on sustainable forestry. SCSF is a cooperative venture among Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources.
  • The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, is the main business organization in Klamath County.
  • Oregon Get Your Business Online is a Google initiative to give Oregon businesses some free help toward getting online.
  • Oregon Solutions is a program in which business, government, and nonprofits cooperate to solve community problems that might be intractable for any one player by itself.
  • SCOEDD (South-Central Oregon Economic Development District), created in 1999, serves as the primary conduit for regional economic development funds for Klamath and Lake Counties in Oregon.
  • SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, has existed for nearly fifty years. It is a nonprofit association that helps small businesses get started, grow, and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. Being supported by the SBA helps them to deliver their services at no or very low cost.
  • SOFCU Community Credit Union is an important credit union in Klamath County and Southern Oregon.
  • SOSBN - Southern Oregon Sustainable Business Network
  • Tom Peters on making use of luck

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