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  • Minipreneurs: Do BOP Entrepreneurs Deserve the Hype?

    The entrepreneurial bandwagon is starting to feel a little full. Everyone from development experts to market research firms seems to be falling over themselves to hail the resourceful small-scale entrepreneur as a savior of poor communities everywhere. Even the uber-hip Trendwatching web site...

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  • Guest Post: Community Based Enterprise Development

    This post was written by Vincent Ricasio, a retired investment banker currently working on microfranchising and other community development strategies at New York University. Contact Vincent using the comment field below to discuss his Community Based Enterprise Development concept. Is it...

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  • Enterprises on the Move

    If I?m not scouring obscure newspapers for BOP related stories, staring aimlessly off into space, clipping my toe nails, or thinking about integrating a word like phallogocentrism into a blog about microfinance, then chances are I?m adding new activities to Nextbillion?s activity...

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  • India’s Amul Dairy Cooperative

    Earlier this week the Los Angeles Times reported that over 100,000 cooperatives have been formed in Venezuela in the last year, forming ?the centerpiece of President Hugo Chavez’s new socialist model to create jobs and redistribute this oil-rich country’s wealth.? By providing tax...

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  • Rising Ventures: Linax As the Anti-Body Shop

    Continuing discussions of “eco-chic,” I’m turning this week to another Brazilian company, Linax, that works with perfume and oil ingredients. Of course the concept of sustainable cosmetics is hardly original, but the sector deserves a little good news after having been ravaged by...

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  • Rising Ventures: Enersud Brings Cleantech to the Countryside

    Studies show that per-capita energy consumption is low in many emerging economies, where vast sections of the population may not have access to modern energy infrastructure. The World Bank reports that this is particularly the case in rural areas where access is often extremely costly for...

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  • What’s In a Word?

     A great deal apparently. Throughout history we’ve seen that simple misunderstandings of words, or individual phrases out of context have had major effects from the absurd (JFK infamously calling himself a jelly doughnut), to the controversial (see David Howard’s 1999 gaffe) to...

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  • Artisans and Open Source: PeopLink and CatGen

    PEOPlink is a non-profit organization that trains and equips grassroots artisan organizations all over the world to market their goods directly to customers over the Internet ? thereby minimizing the impact of middlemen and maximizing return to the artisan. CatGen is a related open-source...

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