Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Bright Spot

You might think this would be an awful summer for the travel and accommodations industry, and you might be right.

But for a small sliver of the industry, one dominated by small business owners, things are looking pretty good this year. Read about it in my Smart Answers column this week.

My podcast is a fun one this week, too. It's the story of a successful business co-op, one of 300 cooperatively owned companies in the United States.

The bakery started out as an offshoot of the Red Clover Worker's Brigade in Petaluma, a '70s hippie commune, which totally cracked me up.