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  • Lisa McTigue


    Homelessly Home: Wandering. I take my coffee with a side of sunglasses. Prefer short conversations and verbose thoughts. Co-founded MINIvivo.com, recommended by travelers. As a freelance writer, I cover travel, small business, and buying local. For over ten years, I developed film, television, and new media content in Hollywood. Featured in The New York Times, AmericanExpress OpenForum, Intuit Small Business Blog, and The Washington Post.

    Affecting Local Change: Making A Movement

    We are interdependent. It is time to look in the eyes of our neighbors and decide if this is the place we want to be and how we want to live. It is time to create a ripple by learning more about the localist movement.

    Writ in Water: Cultivating Passion with a Thread

    WRIT IN WATERCultivating Passion with a ThreadBy Lisa McTigue Tourists flank Fontana della Barcaccia, a commemorative fountain at the base of the Spanish Steps, Scalinata, in Rome Italy. Over four centuries ago, the Tiber River flooded the city depositing a river barque nearly half a mile away in the Piazza di Spagna. The Fontana della […]

    New Era of Fringe Benefits

    Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, are positively influencing companies to change their policies and employee benefits.

    Sustainable Supply Chains

    Know where your food comes from and go meet your local farmers and chefs. Buying local supports your local economy.

    Commercial Real Estate

    What small business owners need to know about moving your business out of your home or seeking to lease a commercial real estate space.

    LOCALISM, We Before Me

    Localism is the conscious and discerning act of buying. Is this product made in my town? Is the company locally owned and locally sourced?

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