A Passion for Plant-based Food
SEED’s Business Management Training Program helps launch a variety of new businesses every year and Orange Lily Raw Foods and Catering became one of those in January 2011.
“The staff at SEED are all so wonderful and supportive, which made starting my business less intimidating and provided me with the resources I needed to get started,” says Amanda Grant.
Orange Lily Raw Foods and Catering is her Winnipeg based company, offering catering, classes, and food products to promote healthy eating through the incorporation of raw plant-based foods into one’s everyday lifestyle while being environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.
Business counselor, Billy Granger co-facilitates the eight-week Business Management Training Program and works with clients on a one-to-one basis.
The staff at SEED are all so wonderful and supportive, which made starting my business less intimidating and provided me with the resources I needed to get started.
“We provide training, information and support, but the key ingredient for success is for participants to come to SEED with the same vision, drive, and work ethic that Amanda has consistently demonstrated from the beginning. Our community gets a little stronger every time a class completes the program. I always learn something new from the life experiences and perspectives our participants generously share with us, and feel a great sense of hope and renewal after a participant launches a new business,” says Granger.
Grant is grateful for the opportunity to access resources and speak with supportive people, which she says was invaluable.
“If it were not for the SEED Build A Business Program I would have never known where to start to get my dream business going or even how to make a business of my passion, for that matter!” says Grant.