Small Business http://www.kunc.org en Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way http://www.kunc.org/post/breweries-double-nationwide-west-leading-way <p>If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’re not alone. Breweries nationwide have doubled between 2007 and 2012, with shipments of $28 billion. That marks a 33.6 percent growth in revenue within a five-year span. Colorado is one of a handful of states that have led the way.</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:28:18 +0000 Dan Greenwood 58594 at http://www.kunc.org Breweries Double Nationwide With The West Leading The Way Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive http://www.kunc.org/post/benefit-corporations-look-beyond-profit-motive A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies are signing a deal, promising to create not only profit but also a tangible benefit to society and the environment. They're called benefit corporations, and their movement has caught the ear of lawmakers across the country.<p>In the tiny town of Gilsum, N.H., you'll find the headquarters of W.S. Badger Co. Inc. The company makes all-natural cosmetics marketed under the name Badger Balm. When CEO Bill Whyte founded the company two decades ago, the staff was lean.<em></em><p>"Early on, I started making soup on Friday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:09:00 +0000 Jack Rodolico 57914 at http://www.kunc.org Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver http://www.kunc.org/post/small-business-friendliness-fort-collins-tops-denver <p>Fort Collins and the rest of the Front Range are no strangers to ranking high in economic development. A new survey places the city as the second highest in the nation when it comes to hiring new workers. Colorado Springs also received high rankings, but Denver’s reputation is faltering.</p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Dan Greenwood 57746 at http://www.kunc.org For Small Business Friendliness, Fort Collins Tops Denver Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie http://www.kunc.org/post/canada-jonesing-piece-american-hemp-pie <p>The U.S. market for foods and beauty products that contain <a href="http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/industrial-hemp-profile/">hemp is growing</a>, but American manufacturers that use hemp have their hands tied. The crop is still illegal to cultivate, according to federal laws, which means the current American hemp industry, <a href="http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf">estimated at $500 million per year</a>, runs on foreign hemp.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56801 at http://www.kunc.org Canada Jonesing For Piece Of American (Hemp) Pie For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales http://www.kunc.org/post/local-food-movement-all-signs-point-higher-sales <p>When the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases detailed data from the 2012 <a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php" target="_blank">Census of Agriculture</a> in May, the numbers should illuminate all sorts of details about the country’s farmers. And for those involved in local food initiatives, the data may finally make it possible to update the statistics on the size and scope of their successes.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:46:07 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 55987 at http://www.kunc.org For Local Food Movement, All Signs Point To Higher Sales