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What might a social enterprise founded on Transition principles be like?

The concept of "social enterprise" has been gathering traction in the U.S. It's kind of like a hybrid of the business world and the nonprofit world. In its most basic form, there's the example of a gift store within a museum: the profits from the store fund the cause of the museum. In more complex forms, there are micro-loan businesses that fund third-world startups, bakeries that employ at-risk workers, and a myriad of creative examples.

What might the "social enterprise" model be like if it were founded around the types of business we need for a localized, post-petroleum, leaner economy world?

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  • Funding in an era of de-growth As we publicize the Aug 15 session, "Funding in an era of de-growth," people have been sending in links and resources. A list, in no particular order ...Cutting Edge ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2012, 8:55 AM by J Poy
  • "Business in Transition" discussion series begins in April How can we care for each other, care for the earth, and share resources fairly, all while earning our own basic livelihoods?  The business world doesn’t necessarily have to ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2012, 2:03 PM by J Poy
  • A Competitive Cooperative Article in Energy Bulletin
    Posted Dec 6, 2011, 8:00 AM by J Poy
  • Co op books Here is a list of co-op books ... The Democratic Firm, David EllermanFrom Mondragon to America: Experiments in Community Economic Development, Greg McLeodGoverning the Firm, Gregory Dow ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2011, 7:59 AM by J Poy
  • Notes from November meeting Transition Enterprise Discussion Circle 11.30.11Present: Joanne, Devon, Tye, David, IsaacContentsI. Preliminary NotesII. Place to StartIII. Macro VisionIV. Education & Capacity-buildingV. Creative ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2011, 8:43 AM by J Poy
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