Many local business have been devastated by both government regulations and monetary policies.
To rebuild our small local business base, it would be helpful to understand what obstacles have been
impeding the growth of our small local business.

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GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS








MONETARY POLICIES


When it comes to funding small business start ups, help will not be coming from either Washington or Wall Street . . . that's for sure. Both have been doing the exact opposite. In fact they have been committing fraud.











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**Think Columbus First**


Great news! An organization has been established in Central Ohio to help promote locally owned businesses. Please check out this site and the local businesses that have become part of the 'going local' network. Local businesses keep the money circulating in our community versus all profits being sent to an out of town (state or even country) absentee corporation.



MICHAEL SHUMAN


Michael Shuman, author of Going Local, explains the benefits and tools for promoting local businesses. Michael does a brilliant job explaining the importance of locally owned businesses. Michael's latest book is The SmallMart Revolution and is available on his blog site.










BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR LOCAL LIVING ECONOMIES


For more great information on (re)building local economies, visit BALLE. They have many great aids - including webinars and conferences that are open to all.


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