Growing Local Value (Paperback)
How to Build Business Partnerships That Strengthen Your Community (SVN)
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576753712, 192pp.
Publication Date: December 28, 2006
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (1/26/2009)
Drawing on real-world examples from Greyston Bakery, Wild Planet Toys, Powell’s Books, and many other companies, Laury Hammel and Gun Denhart show how you can leverage every aspect of your business—from product creation to employee recruitment, vendor selection, and raising capital—to benefit both the community and the bottom line. Growing Local Value explores in depth how your business can contribute to its community—and the benefits it will receive when it does.
About the Author
Gun Denhart cofounded the Hanna Andersson children’s clothing company in 1983. Through her leadership, the company has become known for its high-quality clothing made from soft cot- ton materials as well as community involvement and family- friendly work practices.
Praise For Growing Local Value: How to Build Business Partnerships That Strengthen Your Community (SVN)…
—Frances Moore Lappé, author of Democracy’s Edge and Hope’s Edge
“In a world awash in stories of corporate predators, it’s refreshing to read the stories of local independent entrepreneurs with strong social consciences who are building successful businesses that create local value. Hammel and Denhart reveal how they do it. Essential reading for everyone dedicated to building vital local economies and communities that work for everyone.”
—David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
“Move over Stephen Covey! The real eighth habit for highly successful people is to be the kind of community-loving entrepreneur depicted by Hammel and Denhart. Anyone running a business, studying business, or dreaming of having a business should study this book and heed its wise yet practical advice.”
— Michael H. Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution