“Supporting non-profits is a part of running your business.”
Meichelle Arntz is the founder of Recipes Organics Bakery and Angels Foster Care in Santa Barbara. She and Mark sat for a conversation to learn how she’s integrated a small business with a big heart and become an owner who’s giving back every day. She says that everybody can do something, so, do one thing to help. Today.
It’s great being 50 and having adventures”
Santa Barbara’s only Australian Coffee House and Bakery
How she learned to be a barista so she could make coffee correctly
Her background as a nurse and how that influenced her work with Angels Foster Care
What it’s like being a small business owner and working 60-80 hours weeks
How to remain calm during stressful situations, and how trauma nursing prepared her for running a bakery and a non-profit
One of her mottos: “Be happy with where you are right now.”
The Business Giving Roundtable and what she learned about how to structure a giving-back program that is integrated into her business
Working with interns and having her employees step up to participate in the giving back aspect of the business
Her Call To Action: Pick your passion – the area you want to focus on – then select one non-profit recipient for your giving – and have it be aligned with your business’s mission
Meichelle is an inspiration to other small-business owners who are looking for a lifestyle business – not wanting to create a chain of locations. Just focusing on working hard, giving back, being happy and working with lots of friends around her. The work she is doing with Angels Foster Care is amazing.