A New Hampshire man’s desire to teach his nine-year-old daughter the benefits of entrepreneurship while providing value to his local community has resulted in a successful, profitable (and great tasting!) business.
Connecting via Facebook with a gentleman I attended college with more than 25 years ago, I learned the fascinating story of The True Nut Company.
Steve Ryder was already a successful business owner as well as very involved in charity work. He and his wife Lucy, along with their daughter Lauren, had the idea to develop a snack that showcased as many local ingredients as possible while tapping into every aspect of their local community, including its people.
Working out of their home kitchen, they took almonds and roasted them with some of the (and I can tell you this from personal experience) most delicious local flavors.
What began as a charity fundraiser featuring dad, daughter, stove and kitchen table has turned into a growing business, directly and indirectly creating jobs for many of the area’s disadvantaged (physical and/or emotionally challenged) through partnerships with non-profit organizations such as First Course and New Hope New Horizons.
I love their mission statement: “Develop delicious snacks and treats that showcase local products and support community service organizations.”
My prediction is that with Steve and Lauren at the helm, along with their guiding philosophical principles of providing value to their customers and their contractors, this business will attain some incredibly tasty (and profitable) results!
Check them out. Their flavored almonds are YUMMY! Be careful though: you could get hooked. 🙂