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Community and Other C-Words to Build a Business On Through core values that include a focus on collaboration, a company can make money without selling a thing.

By Erika Napoletano

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Before you get in a tizzy about Entrepreneur publishing an article referring to whatever you consider the C-words to be, step back, breathe and put your Get Offended switch in the off position.

Neighborgoods founder Micki Krimmel has the C-words down pat.
Neighborgoods founder Micki Krimmel has the C-words down pat.
Photo courtesy of Neighborgoods

I'll address the C-words from the perspective of a startup out of California that I can't seem to take my eyes off of. I first spied NeighborGoods founder Micki Krimmel as she walked up on the stage at this year's SXSW Accelerator, a startup-launch showcase held during the famed SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. The unabashed chutzpah she demonstrated during her company's pitch has led to multiple conversations since, including many about the C-words.

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