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15 Free And Really Useful Online Courses For #Entrepreneurs http://ow.ly/LKxjb
If you run your own business, you'd be wise to take a few online courses for entrepreneurs in order to build your skills and position yourself for success.
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Why One Of The Best Moments In a Freelancer's Career Is Also The Most Dangerous http://ow.ly/LpErk
The most successful freelancers keep seeking out their own opportunities even when they don't have to. Here's why.
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What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing — from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."
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A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels. Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which … Read More
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REI, America's Largest Consumer Co-op, Demonstrates Alternative Path for Retailers

REI is healthy and growing and it uses a very different business model than its competitors. This company is a customer cooperative, which means that of the $2.2 billion it sold in outdoor equipment and services last year (up 9.9% from 2013), some $168 million will go back to its members as annual dividends. Its members are its active customers - that's who gets that profit. 

REI climbs to new heights with record sales
http://goo.gl/HAi6jz
(The Seattle Times)

I know a number of people who work at REI since I live in Seattle, which is the company's hometown. What I find when I talk to them is the sense that they genuinely like the company, and that it's really good about investing in its people and its systems. In short, it invests in itself and the extended network of stakeholders on whom its success is dependent over the long-run...even if those stakeholders aren't just the people, but the environment (or the "outdoors") itself.

As REI CEO, Jerry Stritzke, puts it “We aim for steady growth so that we can invest in the outdoors.” These aren't just meaningless words either. I used to run a consulting group that specialized in serving environmental organizations, and I witnessed firsthand REI's dedication to helping these groups with their mission - a shared mission. To that point, REI is plowing $5.7 million of its 2014 profits back into these nonprofit partnerships. It sees them as "investments." 

In this sense, REI is a classic example of what I call a "regenerative business." You can learn more about what I mean by that here: 

 What is Regenerative Business?
http://www.the-vital-edge.com/regenerative-business/

I'm not saying REI is perfect; of course, they're not. But if someone tries to tell you there's no alternative to business-as-usual approaches to business, well, now you have a great example of why that's not true. ;)

#goodbusiness   #stakeholder   #rei  
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"[T]he Center for Economic and Policy Research Study said that states that have increased the minimum wage have seen stronger employment growth than those that have not. Overall, according to the Department of Labor, a review of the dozens of studies on the minimum wage have not found a 'discernable [sic] effect on employment.'" http://www.attn.com/stories/1342/fight-15-strike?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=stories-1342
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Article from McKinsey on helping Directors to "engage"
Five tips for directors and CEOs striving to make the most of their limited time. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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A quick list of the 10 things everyone must know when trying to effectively lead change > http://juanvlopez.com/10-things-you-must-know-to-lead-change/

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The 10 things everyone must know when trying to effectively lead change – per the NYT Bestselling book, "Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard."
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A new interactive education model on climate change effects on forests and grasslands.
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The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) has recently released a new education resource on climate change effects on forests and grasslands. The CCRC is an online, nationally-relevant resource that connects land managers and decision-makers with useable science to address climate change in ...
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Crowdfunded Entrepreneurs, Tripped Up by the Taxman http://nyti.ms/192Hnnf
Campaigns on sites like Kickstarter can help a small business get started. But the complex income and sales tax reckoning can come as a surprise.
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“When we begin to put justness on par with profits, we get the most valuable thing in the world. We get back our humanity" - Paul Tudor Jones II
Can capital be just? As a firm believer in capitalism and the free market, Paul Tudor Jones II believes that it can be. Jones is the founder of the Tudor Investment Corporation and the Tudor Group,...
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Chicago-based consultant engaged in operations management and organizational governance as well as project management and virtual assistant services in all sectors, with special consideration given to 501(c) and 527 non-profits.

Extensive experience with 501(c)(3), (4), (5) and (6) organizations in paid and volunteer capacities. Serves on and with boards of directors, with executive management, conducts pro bono consultations for Taproot Foundation and volunteer management for a state-level chapter of a national organization.

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