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Service Growth

Values-Conscious Business

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”

- Jane Addams

About The Service Growth Project

Businesses, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, play an important role in the quality of life we experience and the ways that we integrate our spirituality with our work life. Increasingly there is a groundswell to shift from a worldview focused on profits as a single bottom line to one that incorporates social justice, spiritual values, concern for the environment, and a celebration of human existence. A series of global initiatives has developed that harness market forces for positive global transformation and take advantage of the unique ability of business to stimulate a change in human consciousness.

This web portal on values-driven or ethical business has been developed to bring together a range of resources for business owners, especially the owner-operators of small service businesses, who are dedicated to making a positive difference in our world.

Please also log onto the companion web portal at that has resources specific to spiritual development, including resources on effective groups and effective leadership.

The resources on this web portal are intended to help show both what is possible and what is already being done. One of the unique characteristics of this web portal is the inclusion of over 40 practical resources for small service businesses on how to provide competitive services in a global context, prepared by Dr. Dorothy Riddle. These resources are a distillation of insights from her 29 years of experience working with over 8,500 small service businesses in countries around the world.

In developing this web portal, we have aimed to select resources that are easy to use and understand, are not exclusive to only one religious/spiritual tradition, are gender neutral in language and imagery, and support the strengthening of a life of service. The "linked" date indicates the last month that we checked the link to make sure it is working. Please see Our Linking Policy for more specifics.

If you find this web portal useful, please help enhance its usefulness to other individuals and organizations by (a) including it in the Links on your website, (b) recommending it to others, and (c) suggesting other activities and resources that we could include.

This project is headed by Dr. Dorothy Riddle, who has been associated with the School for Esoteric Studies for the past 35 years. She has lived and worked in over 80 countries, heading a small international management consulting company that gained over 40 percent of revenues from export activities. She was appointed by the Canadian Prime Minister as the first Canadian representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), holding the portfolio for small and medium enterprises. Her engagement in her community and the world has consistently focused on building bridges of tolerance and understanding among persons from different cultural, socioeconomic, and faith communities while working for justice and equity with compassion.

More information can be found at Service Growth -
Wednesday, October 28, 2020