Tag: Local enterprises

In.gredients – Possibly the coolest grocery store ever

In.gredients – Possibly the coolest grocery store ever

Published on February 21, 2014 in Blog, Food, Retail and wholesale with 1 Comment

Here’s a great article about a “packaging-free grocery store” written by Beth Terry and originally posted here. We think you will find it so inspirational that you might want to start up your own in your local community. After learning about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on the environment and human health,  accountant Beth […]

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Making Makers Machinations

Making Makers Machinations

Published on February 11, 2014 in Blog, Building and housing, Manufacturing with 0 Comments

In this week’s guest blog James Baker (Hereford Make CIC) offers his insights into setting up ‘open to all’ workshop spaces and invites you to support the crowd funding of their exciting project.   Intro When faced with the aim of having workshops that are accessible for people to up skill-up, repair, make and have a […]

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Of mulch and massages – Jonathan Dawson

Of mulch and massages – Jonathan Dawson

Published on January 29, 2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Written by Jonathan Dawson and originally posted on the Schumacher College website 25 tonnes of mulch, 25 fruit trees, a radio show, £2,000 in donations and pre-sales, a horse paddock …..and a scattering of massages and free lunches………. What do they have in common?   All were donated to the School Farm’s newly-launched community-supported agriculture […]

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How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator

How we did it: Totnes local enterprise incubator

Published on January 23, 2014 in Blog with 1 Comment

Written by Frances Northrop, Manager, Transition Town Totnes. Originally posted on Transition Town Totnes and reposted here with permission. In September we will officially open the REconomy Centre, Totnes – a new enterprise workplace. This will mark the end of a journey that has been relatively long (over two years) but, because of the relationships […]

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Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Experiments in a new local economics (UK)

Published on December 5, 2013 in Blog with 5 Comments

This article was originally written by New Start magazine. We’re reposting here with gratitude and full credits given to New Start.   Across the UK places are rethinking local economic development. Recession and austerity may have prompted the rethink but, for many areas, the new economics is proving a more effective and equitable way to create […]

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The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

The rise of the Sharing Economy in my community

Published on October 10, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

This is a great guest post by Davie Philip from Cultivate. He gives some very real and practical examples of the sharing economy in his community. At REconomy we are lucky enough to see more and more inspirational enterprises and projects popping up all over but very few examples like this of a collection of […]

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East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

East Lothian Local Economy Workshop – A report back

Published on October 4, 2013 in Blog with 0 Comments

We’re very grateful for this guest post from Philip Revell of Sustaining Dunbar:  A few months ago Sustaining Dunbar and East Lothian Council organised an event to look at the local economy. The idea was to get participants from a range of backgrounds together, inspire them with the possibilities offered by moving to a more locally […]

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ClearlySo and raising capital for social enterprises

ClearlySo and raising capital for social enterprises

Published on May 28, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 0 Comments

Simon Evill is social business manager for ClearlySo, the gatekeeper to its capital raising services and consultant to new members. Here he gives a timely review of ClearlySo’s activities in the social enterprise sector and delivers some useful advice to social entrepreneurs looking for investment to scale up.     ClearlySo is a financial intermediary […]

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The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

The new economy in Brazil: Through the eyes of a REconomist

Published on April 19, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Finance, Food, Manufacturing with 4 Comments

I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90’s and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy.   For example, do you think that what happened in Cyprus was extreme? That’s child’s play! […]

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The potential of the co-operative business model

The potential of the co-operative business model

Published on April 6, 2013 in Blog with 1 Comment

We’d like to thank Kate Whittle from Cooperantics for this guest post responding to my TEDx talk (The unstoppable rise of the collaborative economy) and exploring further one of the key facets, which is the potential of the co-operative business model. Here’s the talk just in case you haven’t seen it.   Shane Hughes TEDx […]

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