RESOURCES SMALL BUSINESS
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
Capital or Capitalism is not confined to financial capital.
Companies deal every day with different kinds of capital. Besides money, we rely on human labor, land, water, energy, machinery and our communities. Multicapitalism is a new term used to define the economic system we live in today.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” – Susan Butcher
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
“Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins
“You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anaïs Nin
SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIP CAPITAL
Teams, networks and groups of individuals working together, and includes their shared intellectual capital.
Material objects, systems or ecosystems created or cultivated by humans.
Long-term tangible property or equipment that a firm owns and uses in its operations to generate income.
MERCHANDISE & INVENTORY
Merchandisers purchase ready-made goods wholesale, then resell the goods to turn a profit.
INTERNAL ECONOMIC CAPITAL
Financial capital (funds available, including debt and equity finance), and non-financial capital (for example the value of your brand).
All natural resources we rely on, as well as ecosystem services such as climate regulation.
EXTERNAL ECONOMIC CAPITAL
The impact an organization has on the financial and non-financial capital of other entities (for example, a new factory may reduce or increase real estate values nearby).
Knowledge, skills, experience, health, attitudes and motivation of individuals.