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Business Seed - Workshop #1 Business Seed - Workshop #1 Speaker Notes

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What is a Business Seed?


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  • the source of all that will be become "the business"


  • is alive


  • contains the idea


Why is it important?


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  • provides renewable energy source


  • contains the business "photosynthesis"


  • creates focus ... your North


  • is generative ... how it grows


What are the components of a Business Seed?


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  • Person ... the steward


  • Idea ... the DNA


  • Core Relationship (photosynthesis)
    • Competency
    • Love


  • Deep root





Business Seeds grow in Ecosystems


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  • Living Organisms ... community, other businesses, government, universities, etc.


  • Relationships ... energy flows


  • Trends ... energy flows







Business Seeds create Triple Bottom Line Yields


  • Economic Yield


  • Community Yield


  • Environmental Yield


... for all in the ecosystem.


Business Seeds developed To Date








  • Neighborhood Sustainable Animal Care (in process)





Lessons Learned



  • Learning Process ...discovery


  • Personal Outcomes ... reflects the person, idea, relationship...exactly


  • Developed Naturally ... it takes exactly as long as it takes.


  • Steward Commitment ... it takes a lot of energy


  • Community Input creates the power


  • It's the Beginning...not the end