Growing a Sustainable Social Enterprise with Mick Kelly

Welcome back to Your Truth Shared. This week, Finola is joined by the inspirational Mick Kelly. Mick is a social entrepreneur, author, TV presenter and founder of GIY (Grow It Yourself) – a non-profit social enterprise on a mission to educate and enable a global movement of food growers to help rebuild a sustainable food system. 

In this episode, we learn how Mick connected his passion with a purpose following a supermarket encounter with a bulb of garlic. Mick opens up about the opportunities and challenges of growing a sustainable social enterprise and reveals the organic evolution of GIY. Keep an ear out at the end of the episode as Mick plants a sign-off seed sharing his advice for making your business dreams a reality! Key points throughout the episode include:

- An introduction to Mick Kelly. 

- A rewind to the roots of Grow It Yourself

- Identifying gaps in the market and taking action. 

- Sharing knowledge and expanding a local community into a nationwide community.

- Mick’s accidental step into social enterprise. 

- An insight into the food system and climate change.

- Business growth: striving for global success.

- Building confidence to achieve your goals. 

- How one person can make a significant difference in the world.

- The power of vision setting and goal setting.  

- Building a culture and the importance of organisational core values. 

- Finding courage and overcoming fears in business. 

- You are not alone: how business supports can help you.

- Mick’s advice for making your dream business a reality. 

 

Get connected socially with Mick Kelly:

https://giy.ie/ 

https://www.facebook.com/GIYIreland 

https://www.instagram.com/giyireland/ 

https://twitter.com/giyireland/ 

https://www.youtube.com/user/GIYIreland 

 

Get connected socially with host Finola Howard: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/finolahoward/

https://howgreatmarketingworks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HowGreatMarketingWorks

https://twitter.com/HowGMW

https://www.youtube.com/channel/HGMW

 

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