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32 Mark Brand - Lessons from a Social Entrepreneur

32 Mark Brand - Lessons from a Social Entrepreneur

Mark Brand opened his first restaurant in 2007 and went on to restore Save On Meats, a butcher shop founded in 1957. Save On Meats is not like any other butcher shop or lunch counter, because Mark has created a sustainable business model that serves the community. Mark states that by creating a business that stands for something, not only does that help the community as a whole, but he has seen fewer turnovers from his staff because they also believe in the bigger picture.   Key Takeaways: [1:45] Thank you Vancity Buzz for sponsoring us! [2:45] What was Mark's defining moment? [6:55] How did Mark get started in the hospitality industry? [9:20] Mark had an addiction problem, but he decided that wasn't going to be his story. [10:10] Mark opened his restaurant in a bad neighborhood and everybody told him it was a bad idea. [15:25] Mark talks about the reality show he was a part of. [18:10] Save on Meats isn't just a restaurant; it has a big social component too. [21:45] What's one piece o