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The Good Company
In THE GOOD COMPANY, Business Professor Robert Girling shares 18 inspiring case studies of new as well as established companies and social enterprises from around the world that are making our planet better by meeting human needs of their employees, suppliers and customers. The companies in the book meet the environmental challenge by developing sustainable technologies and production systems. Professor Girling states why we need companies to ...
The Balanced Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial Life Publications
10 STRATEGIES TO FIND OR PERFECT YOUR NEW BUSINESS IDEA FOR A BETTER LIFESTYLE! The three advantages of the NEW Balanced Entrepreneur Method of planning startups compared to old fashion approaches are: First, The Balanced Entrepreneur is based upon unmatched objective evidence that proves the 10 strategies' effectiveness . The book’s findings are based on decades of real-world experience, work with hundreds of budding business owners ...
Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance
Center for Global Development
The idea that small loans can help poor families build businesses and exit poverty has blossomed into a global movement. The concept has captured the public imagination, drawn in billions of dollars, reached millions of customers, and garnered a Nobel Prize. Radical in its suggestion that the poor are creditworthy and conservative in its insistence on individual accountability, the idea has expanded beyond credit into savings, insurance, and ...
Green Energy for a Billion Poor: How Grameen Shakti Created a Winning Model for Social Business
MCRE Verlag UG
Witness the innovations of Grameen Shakti, sister company of the Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank. · Discover how Shakti masters the unique art of rural business, letting five million people benefit from light, electricity and additional income. · Learn about Shakti's inner mechanics, services and values - and understand its success. · Enjoy the lively stories told by the pioneering engineers in the hinterland of ...
How to Identify and Fund Your Business: 200 Business Ideas and 28 Ways to Raise Capital for Your Business ...
Posag International Ltd.
This book is written specifically for people who want to start their own business, be their own boss and absolutely succeed. You will discover why starting your own business is the wave of the future. Plus you will gain insight into reasons to own a business. Beyond this, you will receive the information and tools to successfully launch your own business - namely business plan, funding sources, market analysis and much more!
The Art of Business: In the Footsteps of Giants
Raymond T. Yeh
Stephanie H. Yeh
Zero Time Publishing
Discover how modern business giants such as Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Gordon Moore of Intel, and Earl Bakken of Medtronic have developed enterprises with soul by applying the five strategic arts of possibility, timing, leverage, mastery, and leadership outlined by the ancient strategist Sun Tzu in The Art of War. Such enterprises achieve organizational excellence and lasting market dominance, and their leaders are envied, copied, and ...
Fractal: About Community Acupuncture
Lisa Rohleder L.Ac.
Community Acupuncture began as one woman's idea and is now a growing social justice health care movement. In just a decade it has grown from one clinic in Portland, Oregon, to a nationwide network of clinics organized as a multi-stakeholder cooperative: the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture. This book tells the story of how Lisa Rohleder's vision of what acupuncture could be - a high-volume, low-cost, community-based business ...
The Egyptian Economy, 1952-2000: Performance Policies and Issues (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern ...
Interviews with former Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers along with previously unpublished analysis by the World Bank, IMF and USAID provide entertaining and interesting insights into Egypt's economic development policy during 1952 to 2000. Areas addressed include: * the performance of the Egyptian economy since 1950s * the factors that have facilitated or retarded economic performance * the Egyptian authorities approach to economic issues ...
The Economics of Microfinance
The MIT Press
The microfinance revolution has allowed more than 150 million poor people around the world to receive small loans without collateral, build up assets, and buy insurance. The idea that providing access to reliable and affordable financial services can have powerful economic and social effects has captured the imagination of policymakers, activists, bankers, and researchers around the world; the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize went to microfinance pioneer ...
The Small Business Owner's Guide to Alternative Funding: What the Small Business Owner Must Know to Get ...
The Use of Alternative Funding in Today's Market is Crucial Our current national financial situation makes it even harder for small businesses to qualify for bank financing. Balancing the scale in this arena is vital, but will it even out for you? This handy book >is here to guide you through the maze of options that might be of benefit to your company. You'll better understand the various financial options available, and how to access them, ...
Freedom From Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning ...
BRAC, arguably the world s largest, most diverse and most successful NGO, is little known outside Bangladesh, where it formed in 1972. Author Ian Smillie predicts, however, that this is bound to change. BRAC s success and the spread of its work in health, education, social enterprise development and microfinance dwarfs any other private, government or non-profit enterprise in its impact on tens of thousands of communities in Asia and Africa. ...
Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies
Ann C. Logue
Generate a good return as well as goodwill with this guide to ethical investments Want to make money while you make a difference in the world? Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies , a 2010 Green Book Festival award winner, is as practical, hands-on guide to smart social investing that shows you how to maximize your profits while remaining true to your values. You get expert advice in targeting an issue you're passionate about, researching ...
Solving the Capital Equation: Financing Solutions for Small Businesses
Tiffany C. Wright
Toca Family Publishing
If you are a small to medium-sized business owner or considering starting or buying one, this book will provide you with practical and actionable advice for solving your financing issues. Easy-to-follow examples and real-life case studies take you through the process and provide step-by-step alternatives for financing your business. Written by a former financial and business advisor who has helped small businesses garner over $31 Million in ...
Five Minutes A Day Dream-Action Path
Jan L Gault
What can five minutes a day do for you and our world? A lot, states social psychologist and discretionary time specialist Jan Gault. Using the powerful tools of vision, belief and enlightened action, you are taken through a seven step process for creating positive change not only in your own life but within our global community. Learn How To... *Permanently dump beliefs that are standing between you and your dreams for a better life and world ...
Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh
Univ Of Minnesota Press
In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This path-breaking study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks critically at the Grameen Bank and three of the leading NGOs in the country. Amid euphoria over the benefits of microfinance, Lamia Karim offers a timely and sobering perspective on the practical, and possibly detrimental, realities for ...
A Guide to Careers in Community Development
Community development -- the economic, physical, and social revitalization of a community, led by the people who live in that community -- offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding employment options. But until now, there has been no "road map" for professionals, volunteers, students, or anyone wishing to become involved in the field."A Guide to Careers in Community Development" describes the many different kinds of community development ...
Keep Them On Your Side: Leading And Managing for Momentum
Samuel B. Bacharach
Many employees spend their time getting people on their side, only to drop the ball by failing to "keep them on their side". The key to longterm success in any organisation is maintaining momentum for ideas and initiatives. While many books focus on initiating or managing change in the short term, "Keep Them on Your Side" is the first book to address maintaining organizational momentum for projects and agendas to ensure that initial goals will ...
Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money
Carol Peppe Hewitt
New Society Publishers
In towns and cities across North America, a quiet revolution is underway. Fed up with sending their money off to make a fast buck in faraway markets, people are putting their money to work where they live, in markets they trust and understand—starting with food. Financing Our Foodshed is a collection of real life stories of these Slow Money pioneers and the local food entrepreneurs, sustainable farmers, bakers, and restaurateurs that they ...
Defying Poverty with Bicycles
One Street Press
Defying Poverty with Bicycles lays out all the necessary steps for providing durable, affordable transportation bicycles and new careers to people who need them the most. It will give you the tools you need to create and manage a healthy, long-lasting organization as well as tips on designing your own bicycle community center that will become a focal point for your community. Beyond these important building blocks, you will also learn what it ...
Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank
Oxford University Press, USA
This book is an autobiographical account of the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus. This work is a fundamental rethinking of the economic relationship between the rich and the poor, as well as their rights and obligations.
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