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Britta Schwab
Student/ Advocate / Cheerleader for strong communities

There are many ways to do this, but one easy way which I think of is to strongly support the existing small businesses in your community. These small businesses then may be able to hire more employees, or if they... (More)

This reminds me of a book I'm reading about the history of general stores in North America. The first real stores were "shops-in-the-house," where storekeepers set up shop in a room in their dwelling house. I love this low-lift way... (More)

Project Manager

Kevin, i'm not entirely sure what you mean by micro-business. One idea that seems feasible in my neighborhood structure would be to have a commercial hub (which we do) that contains many spaces where start-ups and home type businesses could... (More)