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Local Investment Opportunities Networks

You know it's important to "buy local." What if you could also invest local?

As the Slow Money investment movement grows, Local Investment Opportunity Networks, or LIONs are springing up across the country in places as diverse as: Port Townsend, WA, Portland, OR, Ithaca, NY, New York City, and Madison, WI. A LION is simply a way to connect local investors with local businesses that need loans. It’s a potent alternative to Wall Street.

5 Ways to Engage Green Customers with Your Green Business

Small business owners face many challenges, but we don't stay in business long without finding green customers to purchase our positive product or service. A 2009 Edelman survey found that 83 percent of consumers would change their consumption habits if it could help make the world a better place to live – and 61 percent of people have chosen to buy a brand that supports a good cause even if it wasn't the cheapest one. So, how to connect with these consumers?

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