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Resources for Practicing the King's Economy

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How to Build a Startup Online Course

Entrepreneurship expert and teacher Steve Blanks has a free Udacity course on how to build a startup using the “lean start” method. This course is helpful and easy to use.

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Co.Starters

Co.Starters for Causes

The Co.Starters curriculum (used by LAUNCH Chattanooga and Advance Memphis) offers a version aimed at social entrepreneurs called Co.Starters for Causes.

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Alternative Staffing Alliance

Alternative Staffing Alliance

This group is devoted to social enterprise staffing services like the one run by Advance Memphis.

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Academies for Social Entrepreneurship

Academies for Social Entrepreneurship

Founded by social entrepreneur Betsy Densmore, this organization mentors and trains emerging social entrepreneurs through convening, mentoring, consulting, and more.

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B-Corps

Benefit Corporations

B-corps is a new incorporation that seeks to encourage businesses “to become a force for good in the world” (good for workers, good for the community, good for the environment, good for the long-term, and good to the core).

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Work Life

Work Life

The Chalmers CenterĀ trains churches and ministries inĀ Work Life, a biblically integrated job preparedness curriculum designed specifically for people from backgrounds of generational poverty. In addition to practical job skills, the curriculum empowers participants to recognize that God is at work in the world and that their jobs are a way of participating in that work.

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Jobs for Life

Jobs For Life

By training, equipping, and connecting churches, ministries, and businesses in communities all over the world, Jobs for Life helps prepare men and women for meaningful work through honest relationships, mentoring, work-force development training, and an ongoing community of support.

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Why Business Matters to God

Why Business Matters to God

By Jeff Van Duzer

This book explores the nature and meaning of doing business and finds it calls for much more than most think. Van Duzer presents a profoundly Christian approach that integrates biblical studies with the disciplines of business and economics.

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Kingdom Calling

Kingdom Calling

By Amy L. Sherman

Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship explores how, through our faith-formed calling, we announce the Kingdom of God to our everyday world.

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Dream With Me

Dream With Me

By John M. Perkins

Perkins shows us that, though the fight is not over, there are many reasons to hope and to carry on the good work he and his contemporaries began more than a generation ago. He calls us to work for justice by living out God’s redemptive love in all of our relationships.

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