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Monday, November 7, 2011

Beyond the Classroom presents an Evening with Michael Shuman on "The Small-Mart Revolution: Innovative Ideas, Strategies, and Tools for Building Healthy Local Economies"

Description:
Bigger is not always better. Contrary to popular belief, locally owned businesses often out-perform their big-box and Fortune 500 competition both in outright profitability and the value they bring to consumers, workers, and communities. Unlike megastores like Wal-Mart, these small businesses stimulate the economy by buying supplies and services locally, adapt to higher local environmental and labor regulations, and stick around for many years. The Small-Mart Revolution details dozens of specific strategies small businesses are using to successfully out-compete the world's largest companies. And it shows how consumers, investors, policymakers, and organizers can revitalize their own communities by supporting local businesses. "The Small-Mart Revolution details an economic uprising based on decency and common sense that is coming to a neighborhood near you: businesses whose interests align with yours. Paul Hawken, Author of The Ecology of Commerce. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 2, 2011
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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