New IIRA Rural Research Report on “Community Supported Businesses” concept


Community Supported Businesses: Grassroots Entrepreneurship

A new IIRA Rural Research Report by William Keyser

Community supported businesses (CSB) are gaining popularity in rural areas for business startup ventures and expansions. This Rural Research Report describes CSBs, mainly based on experiences in rural Vermont, where this entrepreneurial phenomenon is well developed, and discusses issues and opportunities for wider application elsewhere.

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