Social networking tools help people communicate and identify shared interests. Social networking tools on the localfoodsystems.org site help fledgling or expanding businesses and their supporters, particularly those in relatively close proximity, connect with each other to mutual benefit.
In the case of localfoodsystems.org, those who share inspiring stories of entrepreneurial progress and success. Identified by JumpStart as one of the eight critical elements in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. JumpStart 2010 Annual Report http://www.jumpstartinc.org/results/reports.aspx
"The movement of materials as they flow from their source to the end customer. Supply Chain includes purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, customer service, demand planning , supply planning and Supply Chain management. It is made up of the people, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product from its supplier to customer."
Sustainable local economies link an ethic of land and community long term viability within entrepreneurial efforts. "A sustainable business stands an excellent chance of being more successful tomorrow than it is today, and remaining successful, not just for months or even years, but for decades or generations."