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Business Advisor to Zero Waste Grocery Story

Business Advisor to Zero Waste Grocery Story

Advisory board member for Nada, Vancouver’s first package-free grocery retailer.  Worked with the founder, Brianne Miller, to develop the business model, key branding elements, logistical requirements (including store layout), and financing for the store.

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Business Plan for a Food Hub in Montana

Business Plan for a Food Hub in Montana

Greenchain Consulting and Sustainability Ventures are currently working on a business plan for Yellowstone Valley Food Hub Co-op. The food hub has been in the discussion phase for the past few years and challenged with how to launch, at what scale and how to develop over the first few years. The project team were […]

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Feasibility Study for Comprehensive Food Hub in Edmonton

Feasibility Study for Comprehensive Food Hub in Edmonton

Greenchain Consulting, in collaboration with Sustainability Ventures and 02 Planning and Design, is currently working on a food hub concept for the Northlands area in Edmonton. Northlands consists of 126 acres of land close to the downtown core of Edmonton. It has a long history of agriculture and home to one of the oldest […]

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Development of Community Crowdfunding Platform

Development of Community Crowdfunding Platform

Along with two senior colleagues, established Canada’s first community crowdfunding platform, called Wayblaze.com.  The goal of the platform is to create a place where local residents can discuss local projects or impact businesses that they most want to see in their community and the actually help to implement them through the crowdfunding component.  The […]

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Preparation of Community Energy and Emissions Plan

Preparation of Community Energy and Emissions Plan

Worked with a group of local residents in West Vancouver to develop a comprehensive energy and emissions plan for the district with a goal of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases by a minimum of 40% from 2015 to 2040.

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Development of an In-Building Energy Utility Company

Development of an In-Building Energy Utility Company

In collaboration with Brantwood Consulting and Energistic Consulting, developed the business case for an in-building energy utility company called eStream Energy Partners that partners with developers and municipalities to design, build, own and operate in-building energy utilities that use 80% less energy than conventional buildings.

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Business Plan for an Energy Financing Company

Business Plan for an Energy Financing Company

In collaboration with Brantwood consulting and others, developed business plan, which included development of a building energy calculator, key competitor activities, new technologies, and 10 year financial projections. As part of this work, helped raise the initial funds and get 400,000 square feet of building space committed to ultra low energy performance standards.

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Business Feasibility Study for a Food Hub in Kelowna

Business Feasibility Study for a Food Hub in Kelowna

In collaboration with Greenchain Consulting, conducted a business feasibility and expansion plan for a food hub distribution coop that would enable local food producers to market themselves under an umbrella organization to access more and larger food buyers in the Okanagan area. Study included a review of comparable food distribution hubs across North America, […]

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Feasibility Study for Public Food Market in Kamloops

Feasibility Study for Public Food Market in Kamloops

In collaboration with Urban Food Strategies, and Greenchain Consulting, conducted a feasibility and viability assessment and business plan for a permanent, indoor public food market in the downtown core of Kamloops. Study included a review of comparable public food markets across North America, identification of key success metrics for the market, alternative governance structures, […]

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Business Coaching for Industrial Equipment Firm

Business Coaching for Industrial Equipment Firm

Radius Industrial Works is industrial equipment sales and service company based in North Vancouver, British Columbia.  Have worked with the founder and CEO, Bruce Larsen, since 2013.  Business coaching services have included general business planning, preparation of financial projects, analysis of acquisition opportunities, HR issues, accounting support, and operational logistics.

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Strategic Advisor to Stuffstr Zero Waste App

Strategic Advisor to Stuffstr Zero Waste App

Stuffstr is an innovative platform that allows consumers to easily track the stuff they buy and then effortlessly donate it or sell it through various reuse channels when they no longer have a use for those items.  Have provided high level business advise to Seattle-based founder, John Atcheson, since 2014.  Stuffstr is an example […]

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Business Coaching for Online Snack Delivery Firm

Business Coaching for Online Snack Delivery Firm

Naked Snacks is an online snack delivery service, founded by Neil Thomson.  Have worked with Neil since 2014 to provide general business advise, strategic planning, wholesale sales expansion, financing and so on.  The company has grown rapidly over the past couple of years and is now poised to expand into the United States