￼Empowering entrepreneurs to succeed by profiting from a more sustainable food system.
Guiding early stage food system entrepreneurs to achieve triple bottom line success – making positive economic, social and environmental impact — by providing strategic advice, access to vital networks and leveraging capital connections.
My beliefs guide my work to build successful startup enterprises. I only work with clients with whom I share core values: building community, protecting the environment, promoting fairness and sharing prosperity.
I advise small startup food and farming enterprises led by people of talent and integrity which I believe will benefit from my counsel, be successful and help regenerate our local food system.
Why? I believe we can improve the world through redefining business as usual – aligning the way we conduct business — including investment philosophy — with our personal values. “Business” describes a complex web of associated social relationships organized around the pursuit of a living.
We can (and should) take control of the means that are used to justify the ends in our business, applying the “golden rule” to profit-making as we would in our personal relationships.
We should ensure that making a living is compatible with our own values – bringing about the kind of world we want to live in and engaging in practices that reflect how we’d like to be treated.
When we utter hard-hearted truisms like: “It’s just business. . .it’s not personal,” we risk losing an opportunity to express our whole humanity and uphold the values that we cherish.
Let’s envision an approach to business together that’s personal, ecological and profitable too.