Monthly Archives: October 2010

Whole Foods Bank?

While on a recent project in Maine, I came across an interesting article about Maine Medicinals, of Dresden, Maine.   This tiny company produces herbal supplements, namely an organic elderberry syrup designed to promote health.   Maine Medicinals is a cool company … Continue reading

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Linking Colleges to Local Entrepreneur Networks

I’ve just returned from a pleasant trip up to Waterville, Maine where I participated in an early planning meeting for the Kennebec Valley Entrepreneur Network.  KVEN is an emerging entrepreneurial network designed to help Central Maine residents seeking to start new … Continue reading

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The Receivables Exchange

A colleague recently introduced me to an interesting project, the Receivables Exchange, a new on-line marketplace for trading accounts receivable.   The exchange allows businesses to sell their accounts receivable to outside investors and to receive working capital in the interim.   … Continue reading

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Investing in Entrepreneurs

My good friends and colleagues, Gregg Lichtenstein and Tom Lyons, have just published a book that should be read by all with an interest in supporting local entrepreneurs.  Investing in Entrepreneurs:  A Strategic Approach for Strengthening Your Regional and Community … Continue reading

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Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership

I just had the opportunity to read Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership, a new book that seeks to apply learnings from complexity theory to the challenge of creating “ecologies of innovation.”  While the book doesn’t have the most elegant … Continue reading

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