At Brooklyn-based Land Grant's GrowthRoots—LGGR, our Knowledge Publishing company—we strive to build and buttress the commercial success of your small business or micro-enterprise. Our beat is small-business empowering "News, Views, Tools & How-To For TREE." Or, Tech-Rich Economic Empowerment. TREE is bottom-up, DIY, hyperlocal—and all about YOU.
Part of our integrated assistance to you and your community is our parallel empowerment of local Economic Development Organizations (EDOs). This includes—we hope and trust!—the EDO that serves your commercial needs in your own neighborhood here in New York City. (We at LGGR are in the process of starting relationships with all the EDOs of our Gotham—AND are presenting them with free tailored Knowledge on a regularly scheduled basis.)
At LGGR, we see EDOs as natural, business change-agents operating hyperlocally. EDOs are multipliers of effort, extenders of support, educators of first resort and leaders to member enhancement and success. We have a primary EDO objective with our Knowledge Publishing. That is to help individual EDOs enhance the commercial success of their local constituent Member/Merchants. And, thus, enhance the wealth and life-quality of their entire hyperlocal community. We call this EDO segment of our core economic-empowerment Publishing program "EDO 2.0."
A prominent EDO category in New York City is a BID (Business Improvement District). There are 64 in the Big Apple. EDOs like BIDs coalesce the commercial interests of local small businesses—all within a specific ultra-urban territory, community or neighborhood. They aggregate, build and serve local constituencies—many or most of which are storefront-based micro-retailers and service providers.
(Is your local EDO taking advantage of LGGR's Knowledge Publishing? Right now—if you're outside NYC—probably not! If you would like your EDO to gain from Land Grant's GrowthRoots, please contact me by email. I’ll personally reach out to convince your EDO’s Executive Director to take advantage of our free, small-business-focused Knowledge. This will benefit your EDO, your small business and your community. Knowledge IS power—AND profit, too!)
So, we at LGGR welcome you here to our page—whether you’re a small enterprise or a small enterprise-supporting EDO. We also present our small-business-tailored Knowledge via other iterations of our online system. These include our Web-site blog and (soon) our eNewsletter. (The main distinction between these two modes is that the latter is an automated "push" system. As an opt-in subscriber, you will receive our LGGR blog content—and other free content—on the day of publication via email.
We at Land Grant's GrowthRoots report on the newest and most innovative Information & Communication Technology (ICT) that can underpin your commercial success. Some of our most important ICT segments are neo new-media (e.g., iPhone's Siri), social media (e.g., Facebook) and social business (e.g., Wordpress' eCommerce plug-ins). GrowthRoots uses these kinds of functions and others to acquire, create, aggregate and edit our small business-specific Knowledge for you. We then deliver this tailored Knowledge to you online in several forms and modes.
GrowthRoots’ small-enterprise and EDO 2.0 Knowledge Publishing is ready to work for you—right now!
Mission: Technology-Rich Economic Empowerment (TREE) at Your Community/Commercial Grassroots.