Slow food and slow money accelerate sustainability.
The way, that I have come to believe paves the path toward sustainability, is slow money. In a slow money economy, the initial capital needed to get the ball rolling can be raised by offering store credit tabs with an incentive to attract sales of higher value tabs. It’s ‘slow’ because it involves building business and social capital incrementally which differs from the fast track of expensive bank loans and racing to attract an immediate customer-base large enough to support those business start-up costs. In the end, success ensuing, there is less burn-out and more enchantment to keep going. Also, little in the way of financial debt.
I offer a 10% incentive for tab purchases of $100 or more. For example, Sarah bought a tab for $100 and received $110 in store credit. I received the capital needed for the business and will make the same profit (which is that business building capital) I normally do by returning on that “investment”. Also, because Sarah, and others, have purchased tabs, my weekly production becomes more tailored, meaning that it decreases occasions of overproducing perishable products. How resourceful!
If you are interested in putting down some valuable funds and receiving some wonderful food, please contact me. I accept cash, local checks, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, and Discover (the transaction fee for card transactions costs me 2.87% which is not that bad!).