In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we’ve decided to recognize and show appreciation for 16 Arizona Entrepreneurial companies that focus on doing business while making a difference in the community. The 12 days of Christmas past are no longer enough; consider this the remixed version with BONUS recipes of their holiday favorites.
On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
A place for entrepreneurs to plant their seed
Introducing: SEEDSPOT; the nonprofit incubator focused on supporting Arizona’s most innovative social entrepreneurs.
Whether a for-profit business with a social mission or a nonprofit organization with a sustainable revenue model – SEED SPOT believes in supporting entrepreneurs that are launching innovative ideas that improve lives, make communities stronger, and create positive social change.
SEED SPOT takes their ventures through 18 different business modules that focus on all aspects of running a business. From legal formation and market analysis to business plan development and public relations, SEED SPOT brings in volunteer industry experts and community mentors to offer their advice and share their stories.
The brains behind this entrepreneur incubator are two amazing people. Courtney Klein Johnson and Chris Petroff, two successful Arizona natives, desire to help early stage social entrepreneurs bring their dreams to life by providing support, mentorship, guidance and resources necessary to bring their dreams to life.
To learn more about the SEED SPOT program, visit their site.
Courtney’s Favorite Recipe: Spiced Wine
4 bottles of a harmony of red wines
5 tsp cloves
1 cup dark grade b maple syrup
1 cup organic cherries
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup raw cacao
Directions: Combine and stir well. Set over low heat for 30 minutes. Cover, and let sit overnight. Strain, reheat, and serve.