Permaculture Entrepreneurship Incubator and Benefit Companies
On January 2, Gov. John Kitzhaber joined 18 other states and signed a bill that allows companies to register as “Benefit Companies” – businesses that offer environmental and social benefits in addition to making profits. Most corporations are by law required to make as much money as humanly possible without giving a second thought to the damage those pursuits might cause or who suffers as a result. But under a new law just signed by the governor, those who would like to participate in a corporate endeavor to invest resources into benefiting people in general as opposed to only the already rich, here’s a chance to do it. Right here in Lincoln county.
Carl Palmer writes:
On Saturday, February 8th at 1:05 pm, in the basement of the Toledo Library, there will be an Economic Incubator meeting to develop “Benefit Companies” for local food production. This designation protects corporations from being faced with legal challenges from shareholders who demand a profit. What we’re developing is a corporation with a heart & soul.
Under the new rules of Benefit Companies, it must have a yearly third-party certificate declaring that the company operated with positive social and environmental outcomes in the community, but not necessarily producing a lot of profit.
We are going to be forming “Benefit Companies.” We call the process, “Incubator Entrepreneurship.”
Regardless of your resources, if you have an interest in local food production, we need you:
* If you don’t have enough money – Someone else does.
* If you don’t have enough knowledge – Someone else does.
* If you don’t have enough time – Someone else does.
* All you need is an interest in local food production and want to help the environment and the community and you want to be part of a business.
* We know there are nine “money paths” that can offer environmental and social benefits to our community and can make profits with a “Benefit Company.”
They pathways are:
1. Building an innovative food sustainable product
2. Building an influential food sustainable brand
3. Building high performance food producing team
4. Making food deals, and taking a cut/trade arrangements
5. Buying and selling food commodities for profit
6. Collecing food assets that increase in value
7. Controlling the cash flow generated from food producing assets
8. Building food systems that can be duplicated
9. Designing a one of a kind food system that increases in value
Our research shows when you match a person’s Talents, Attributes and Gifts (TAGs) with the needs of a “Benefit Company,” you will find your “Money Path”.
We believe that when you find your “Money Path” and connect with people to support your “Money Path,” you will be able to provide environmental and social benefits, make a profit and enjoy the process.
It will be Effortless – Enjoyable – Energizing
There are no fees to join the “Incubator.” There are no products, services or courses sold at the “Incubator.” All that is being asked of you is to: Pay It Forward. See the Pay it Forward movie if you do not understand our motive.
If you have an interest in local food production and need money, time or knowledge come and join us at the “Incubator.”
Incubators: Carl & Coralee Palmer
Co-Project leaders of the Toledo Sustainable Demo Garden.
Owners of the 80 acres, “End of the Road Ranch”
Founders of the Art of Sustainable Living.
Eighty-one years of entrepreneur experience
Education: BSEE – Purdue University, MBA – University of California.
Real Estate Broker – Colorado
Founded and operated a nationwide system of tax professionals.
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