My inspiration today was Sandy Maine's talk about Artisan Soapmaking. She is the founder of SunFeather Natural Soap and the mother of hand made soap! During her keynote address she spoke about the :
LOIS: Local Ownership & Import Substitution
- working control of business resides within a geographically defined area
- whenever it is cost effective to produce or procure goods locally, one should
TINA: There Is No Alternative
- Representing the Big Box stores
For more on this refer to Michael Shuman's book: The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition.
Small business owner take unite.
I'm off to my local bookstore to find a copy!