Afterwards, people broke off into the second half of the Aspiring and Coaching Workshops. These workshops were led by Jon Glazer & Faith Knutsen, Social Enterprise Ecosystem Ohio, and Brian Vadakin & Paul Patton, of Rural Action. Resources were given to all entrepreneurs who needed them, as each sat around the table and discussed how they could better their business and developed solutions for moving forward.
The final set of presenters were from Rural Action. Debbie Phillips led with the introduction, and the enterprises that followed were Zero Waste Event Productions, True Pigments, and Chesterhill Produce Auction. It was interesting to listen to how each business developed their plans to better their community, people, and place. For example, True Pigments plan to develop a water filtration facility to remove iron oxide out of the water streams near where they live, developing jobs as well for the local area. The iron oxide will then be put to use into amazing paints and dyes that are highly sought after. They can turn them into three different colors- yellow, red, and a violet.