Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:06 PM
OneGrassRoot (21,017 posts)
Are there small businesses in NC you'd like to see added to this directory?
I posed the idea of a new type of directory and initiative in this thread -- http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021791201 -- but want to ask, state by state, if DUers would like to add to it by recommending businesses, or offering other suggestions or ideas.
Many of us often ask where we can find good businesses to support. While there are separate directories for "Made in the USA" businesses, green businesses, union businesses, etc., a comprehensive directory which lists businesses which are quite simply ethical -- not perfect, but ethical -- on all levels doesn't exist.
After my experience with Glenn Beck and his followers several years ago, I decided to fully embrace Compassion, Cooperation, Community and Integrity in business, and shout those values from the rooftops while putting them into action. Now it's time to gather businesses also ready to align with principles of Compassion, Cooperation, Community and Integrity.
So, I've created the space and will gladly highlight and promote such businesses, but need help finding them.
It could be an online entrepreneur focused on doing well while doing good (it could even be your Etsy store!); a small Main Street type of business (like the hugging Pizza Guy in FL and the businesses offering free products and services in the aftermath of Sandy); or even larger businesses who are, for the most part -- even if not perfect -- doing business with integrity.
There are many tools at this directory which are pretty cool, if I say so myself, including the ability to leave reviews, so we can keep them honest and always moving toward doing better. I see it like Angie's List but it's free to use (and free to list), and the foundation is one of integrity.
Below I've copied and pasted a blog post, which I invite you to share to spread the word. Click the graphic below to see the Directory.
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another." - Thomas Merton
We're moving into a new era. No longer are selfish, greedy business decisions admired. No longer is "the bottom line," with obscene CEO salaries and profit margins at the expense of workers, communities and our environment viewed as "good business."
Good business practices embrace Community, Compassion, Cooperation and Integrity. Wishadoo! has created a DIRECTORY where such businesses can be found and promoted.
What types of actions or policies do you view as Good Business?
Which companies represent Good Business, in your opinion? (small or large, online or brick and mortar, local or international)
Rather than focus on the high-profile businesses making what many feel are selfish, short-sighted business decisions, let's SUPPORT GOOD BUSINESS.
Please help identify GOOD BUSINESSES, get them listed in the Directory, and help support their efforts!
Wishadoo! will offer regular blog posts to share via social media highlighting GOOD BUSINESSES.
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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:00 PM
nc4bo (17,651 posts)
1. Good idea OGR!!
My mom just had her heatpump repaired by a really fabulous company that went above and beyond.
Real caring humanbeings not just after a buck.
They have glowing, sparkling recommendations and I can see why.
They had to come out after hours but didn't charge her, apologized for not having the part she needed, promised they'd be out the next day and they did come on time, fixed the part and made she everything worked ok and told her to please call if something wasn't right.
We've had our share of shady, greedy characters but this company was The Best!
I think I lost my username and password so will have to sign up again!! Until then, leaving this recommendation here.
Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:58 AM
OneGrassRoot (21,017 posts)
2. I added Blantons, nc4bo!
If you want to log in to leave a review, that would be GREAT!
Also, please forgive me, but I can't keep screen names and "real" names straight to save my life. Not sure how you signed up before, but feel free to message me if you have trouble getting back onto the site.