Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vote for Innovation, Sustainability and Small Business Owner!

Often in news reports we hear how critical small businesses are to the economy.  Growth spurts in this sector are encouraging innovative thinkers to take that leap forward.

A good friend of mine and former colleage, Daniel Lessem, is that entrepreneur mind who recently developed a business plan for a new venture called Urban Forager℠, an energy efficient micro-distributorship of locally grown food from bio-diverse farms in Florida to area chefs.

In March, he entered his plan in The Miami Herald Business Plan Competition and has been selected by leaders of industry as one of 6 finalists out of 222 entries consisting of both pre-existing and start-up phase companies. (I'm not surprised at all!)

To win, Daniel needs your vote!

Please watch his 90 second video clip about Urban Forager℠ and cast your vote! There are two groups or tabs. One is the "Community Track" and the other is the "FIU Track". Daniel's video of Urban Forager is in the "FIU Track".  The site accepts one vote per email address and no other personal info is requested from you. (I'm voting for BLOCK UV in the Community Track). The ballot is located at the bottom of the page below all the video clips.


Here is the link to Daniel's video, learn more about his concept and vote:

http://www.miamiherald.com/businessplanchallenge/vote/

Please forward to friends and associates to view and vote! Your vote can help influence decisions of potential investors to pay attention to new projects in sustainable foodservice.

Voting end 11:59pm on Monday, May 9th.

GOOD LUCK DANIEL!!!

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