On October 4th, from 7 PM to 8 PM, I will be presenting at Art Street: 1079 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204, On GIS/Dynamic Mapping for Business Growth.
Anoka County, Minnesota (home to Garrison Keillor & Lake Wobegon) Has signed on for an Economic Gardening pilot program with the National Center for Economic Gardening & the Edward Lowe Foundation. GeoWize will be providing the GIS support for this pilot.
At GeoWize, our mission is to build our economy by creating jobs. That is why we have aligned ourselves with the Economic Gardening concept, and work directly with the National Center for Economic Gardening. Every day more and more municipalities, counties, states, and other economic development entities are acknowledging the fact that the greatest job…Details
The first state pilot program that the National Center for Economic Gardening (NCEG), and the National Strategic Research Team (NSRT), of which GoeWize is the founding GIS member, embarked on was the Florida, GrowFL, program. It was a huge success, and is now in its third year of operation creating more jobs in Florida to…Details
Nancy Lanard from Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana, Attorneys at Law, posted the following article on due diligence for franchisees: http://www.spadealaw.com/blog/2012/07/18/due-diligence-prospective-franchisees?goback=.gde_67633_member_135863231. Here is my reply posting: Nancy, Your comments are absolutely “right on” when it comes to selecting a franchisor. Once a franchisee selects the “right” retail, B2C franchisor, there is a very important next step…Details
Over the past six years of supporting small business entrepreneurs with GIS , I have found that most entrepreneurs really have no clue about the power of GIS for small business success. No wonder! for years, GIS has been the secret weapon of big business. Although we can try to educate each small business owner,…Details
This past month I had the opportunity to participate in the 2012 National Economic Gardening (EG) Conference, held in Grand Rapids, MI, & hosted by the Pure Michigan organization. Meeting with other EG practitioners and sharing ideas is stimulating and thought-provoking. I always return with new ideas and charged-up to get back at helping stage…Details