Small Business and the City: The Transformative Potential of Small Scale Entrepreneurship

Small Business and the City: The Transformative Potential of Small Scale Entrepreneurship

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442612099
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 02/13/2015
Series: Rotman-UTP Publishing Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Rafael Gomez is an associate professor of Employment Relations at Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto.


Andre Isakov is currently the Manager of Park Planning and Design with the City of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Previously, he was the Community and Economic Development Officer for the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and the Executive Director of Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC).


Matt Semansky is an award-winning journalist based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His work has appeared in publications such as This Magazine, the National Post, The Halifax Chronicle Herald, The Coast, and Marketing.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Michael Thompson
Acknowledgments

  1. Introduction: Small Business and City Life

Part I: The View from Main Street

  1. The BIA Movement: Setting the Stage for Main Street Revitalization
  2. The View from Main Street Halifax: The Challenge of Being the Big Fish in a Small Pond
  3. The View from Main Street Vancouver: A City Region with an Emerging Sense of Place
  4. The View from Main Street Toronto: The Bottom-Up, Top-Down Conundrum

Part II: Unlocking the Potential of Small-Scale Enterprise

  1. The “Art and Science” of Small Business Survival: Lessons in BIA Practice
  2. Of People, Profits, and Place: Lessons in Local Economic Development
  3. Small Business and the Main Street Agenda: Lessons in Public Policy
  4. Recommendations for Making Small-Scale Enterprise a Transformative Force
  5. Conclusion: Cities, Small Business, and Distributed Decision Making

Afterword: Or ... Why Staying Small, Local, and Independent Matters to City Life

About the Authors
Notes
References
Index

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