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This Guide discusses options for obtaining funds for farm enterprises in California through methods other than bank and institutional loans. With growing consumer interest in local sources of food, there are increasing opportunities for farmers to include their customers, friends, family, neighbors, and other community members in the farm enterprise as investors. Receiving investment dollars from community members instead of larger institutions may also be more feasible for many beginning...

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Here's a few articles and podcasts that are inspiring our work and the research we need to reinvent economic systems.

We'd like YOU to contribute to this monthly feature. We'll share some of what we're reading and finding interesting but if you read (or write) an article you'd like to share on Next Legal please send the link to me!

A New Credit Union Will Focus on Clean Energy from ...

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As reported by Project Equity, almost half of the privately-held businesses in the US are owned by baby boomers, and 6 out of 10 business owners in the US are expected to sell their company over the next decade.  But many business owners will find it difficult to find a buyer when they are ready to sell, which means they will likely lay off their employees and close their doors.

But there is an opportunity to change this trajectory by helping these...

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Here's a few articles and podcasts that are inspiring our work and the research we need to reinvent economic systems.

We'd like YOU to contribute to this monthly feature. We'll share some of what we're reading and finding interesting but if you read (or write) an article you'd like to share on Next Legal please send the link to me!

Capitalism Is Not the...

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This 1-hour cartoon video provides an overview of considerations for forming and structuring a law practice, explaining conventional entity and tax considerations, then placing a strong emphasis on cooperative and nonprofit models. One goal of the video is to encourage alternatives to conventional for-profit and hierarchical law firms. And here is a folder with the readings to accompany it. Let us know what you think!

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