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Why Informal Entrepreneurs Matter to the Economy

Why Informal Entrepreneurs Matter to the Economy | to market to market | Scoop.it
Not many people think of shantytowns, illegal street vendors, and unlicensed roadside hawkers as major economic players. But according to jo...

 

In his new book, Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy, Neuwirth points out that small, illegal, off-the-books businesses collectively account for trillions of dollars in commerce and employ fully half the world’s workers.

 

Further, he says, these enterprises are critical sources of entrepreneurialism, innovation, and self-reliance. And the globe’s gray and black markets have grown during the international recession, adding jobs, increasing sales, and improving the lives of hundreds of millions.

 

It’s time, Neuwirth says, for the developed world to wake up to what those who are working in the shadows of globalization have to offer. We asked him how these tiny enterprises got to be such big business.

 

And so should our local farmers market and vendor supported events. Time to get real. 

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East meets west in Istanbul’s bazaars

East meets west in Istanbul’s bazaars | to market to market | Scoop.it
A trip to the ancient, colorful bazaars of Istanbul, Turkey, with photos
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Glenview New Church schedules indoor farmers markets - Glenview Announcements

Glenview New Church schedules indoor farmers markets - Glenview Announcements | to market to market | Scoop.it
Glenview New Church is hosting an indoor farmers market, so consumers can still buy locally grown produce beyond the warm seasons.
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Urban farming coming to Austin - AustinTalks

Urban farming coming to Austin - AustinTalks | to market to market | Scoop.it
The PCC Family Health Center broke ground last week at a vacant 8,000-square lot that will start producing fruits and vegetables next year.
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Found It? Buy It: ALWAYS Snap Up These 8 No-Regret Items At Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores

Found It?  Buy It:   ALWAYS Snap Up These 8 No-Regret Items At Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores | to market to market | Scoop.it
One of our favorite warm-weather activities is browsing for second-hand treasures. We've made some mistakes to be sure, but we've never regretted taking home these eight items and neither will you.
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With Social Dining Services, Dinner is the Premiere Social Network - Gear Patrol

With Social Dining Services, Dinner is the Premiere Social Network - Gear Patrol | to market to market | Scoop.it
For those tired of restaurants and looking for adventure, get a home cooked meal with strangers at an underground supper club. (Five Best Social Dining Services - What are underground supper clubs and how do you get an "in"?
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13+ Secrets to Getting Deals at the Farmer's Market | Reader's Digest

13+ Secrets to Getting Deals at the Farmer's Market | Reader's Digest | to market to market | Scoop.it
Get the best buys with these tips, straight from the farmers themselves. (13 secrets Farmer's Markets won't tell you:
http://t.co/jhrYqG9WiU)
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Enjoy The Local Bazaars With Local Turkish People - Property Turkey

Enjoy The Local Bazaars With Local Turkish People - Property Turkey | to market to market | Scoop.it
Check out any guide book about Turkey, you will inevitably find that visiting the local bazaar is on every must-see list.
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As footfalls diminish, street vendors find online application forms unpalatable - The Hindu

As footfalls diminish, street vendors find online application forms unpalatable - The Hindu | to market to market | Scoop.it
The Hindu: As footfalls diminish, street vendors find online application forms unpalatable. With internet making information flow smoother, Delhi University had introduced online application forms about two years ago.
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a look at farmers markets and the informal economy around the world
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El Rastro, from a gallery of Spanish speaking locations

El Rastro, from a gallery of Spanish speaking locations | to market to market | Scoop.it

Madrid's famous El Rastro Market, Spain, photo by Professor Shanna Lino

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More about El Rastro  http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/madrid/shopping/markets-streets-arcades/el-rastro ;

 

On Pinterest,  http://www.pinterest.com/stuffedbackpack/rastro-madrids-flea-market 

 

And, of course, its troubadour, Ramón Gómez de la Serna,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramón_Gómez_de_la_Serna 

 

His 1910 work about, named for and dedicated to el Rastro is available to read online or download from the Internet Archive at  https://archive.org/details/elrastro00gmuoft 

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Photo by megjeansully • Instagram

Green City Growers - lgst hydroponic food greenhouse in 'merica. #clevelandrocks
megjeansully's photo on Instagram (Unexpectedly falling for Cleveland. Arts, architecture, hydroponics, kick ass co-ops, and cheap housing. Who knew?
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Photo by chandarys • Instagram

Thumbs up #hamont Farmers' Market!
chandarys's photo on Instagram (Thumbs up #hamont Farmers' Market! http://t.co/OfG8wfoa)
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How are plans coming for the 2013 farmers market season in Mountainair? Even though it's still January, we're ready for updates... any time now, MFGM steering committee

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10 Things Selling in a Flea Market Taught Me about Business - Part 2 | The 7 Graces of Marketing - ethical marketing for social entrepreneurs

10 Things Selling in a Flea Market Taught Me about Business - Part 2 | The 7 Graces of Marketing - ethical marketing for social entrepreneurs | to market to market | Scoop.it
Part 2 of Lynn Serafinn’s reflections on what almost 20 years in the open-air markets of the American southwest taught her about ethical business and marketing.
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Bizarre Bazaars: 16 Of India’s Most Unique Markets

Bizarre Bazaars: 16 Of India’s Most Unique Markets | to market to market | Scoop.it
India’s bazaars have a very tangible sort of magic associated… Read more ›
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The Country's Coolest Craft Fairs

The Country's Coolest Craft Fairs | to market to market | Scoop.it
The floor of last year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair (Photo: Detroit Urban Craft Fair) Been crafting for years and ready to get your stuff in front of thousands of shoppers (at least for a few days)?
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New movement turns abandoned property into thriving urban gardens - KPRC Houston

New movement turns abandoned property into thriving urban gardens - KPRC Houston | to market to market | Scoop.it
KPRC Houston New movement turns abandoned property into thriving urban gardens KPRC Houston Fresh fruits and vegetables grown here in the city, delivered right to your table the next time you dine out -- that's the idea behind a new movement to...
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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @HistoricPearl

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @HistoricPearl | to market to market | Scoop.it
Know your food, know your farmer! Shop local, shop @PearlFM today 9AM-1PM. http://t.co/pSwKVdpOue
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10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur

10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur | to market to market | Scoop.it
Food justice, food deserts, the environment, social impact, and health concerns make food an important topic. Food not only nurtures our bodies, but has the opportunity to make a difference beyond our plates....
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Browsing Boutiques Without Taking the Trip

Browsing Boutiques Without Taking the Trip | to market to market | Scoop.it
These less widely known virtual markets could help you find handmade or vintage products from across the globe.
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Street vendors struggle to earn living in Egypt amid crackdown

Street vendors struggle to earn living in Egypt amid crackdown | to market to market | Scoop.it
GlobalPost Feature, CAIRO, June 17 (Xinhua): Street vendors struggle to earn living in Egypt amid crackdown -- Immediately after Egypt's new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim pledged to restore stability and remove...
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Every Type Of Person You'll See At The Farmers Market - Huffington Post

Every Type Of Person You'll See At The Farmers Market - Huffington Post | to market to market | Scoop.it
Every Type Of Person You'll See At The Farmers Market
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Spring is a great time to visit the farmers market. Some of our favorite spring vegetables -- like artichokes, rhubarb and asparagus -- cover the tables.
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#StreetArt includes Buskers performing

russsauntry's video on Instagram (Making the, amazing, buskers perform for 2. Ignorant http://t.co/QfRKpmCSYY)
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$36 million Fabergé egg found at flea market

$36 million Fabergé egg found at flea market | to market to market | Scoop.it
A man planning to melt a gold ornament purchased at a flea market was shocked to discover it was actually a Fabergé egg valued at $36 million. (Have you seen this?! Once I return to Europe from the United States, I am SO hitting the flea markets!
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The 10 Best Farmers’ Markets

The 10 Best Farmers’ Markets | to market to market | Scoop.it
{1} Stroud Farmers' Market, GloucestershireThe inspiration for Katie Fford's novel Paradise Fields and a regular feature on TV cooking shows, this is a bit like the celebrity of farmers' markets.
VanessaVaile's insight:

#FarmersMarket season is coming. Here's something to get you in the mood. We'll try to you posted on local dates and news. Follow the Mountainair Farm & Garden Market on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/MountainairFarmGardenMarket ;

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Twitter / PRPRMpls: .@shopbachmans Kingfield and ...

Lots of folks here! RT @PRPRMpls @shopbachmans Kingfield and Fulton farmers markets huge hit! http://t.co/tp0tB7hG
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