During a visit to a local farm, Elaine had a "aha!" Moment: There was a great need to get a modern version of the barnraiser.
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When Ellen Gordon's pupil came, she did not ignore the small sound in her head. Instead, I ran with her big idea to reinvent the concept of the barnraiser, the ancient parties where communities met to help their neighbor build a new pub. In 2018, the Gordon Version is a thriving online network of farmers, sustainable food producers and people who value health in the future. Barnraiser is a social finance community that helps its members influence and expand sustainable traffic, while shoppers can reduce craft foods and fundraising campaigns.
When that moment struck, Gordon did not expect Berneries to become a growing trade, but he chased her around. In large part, this motivation of the obvious needs of farmers and small businesses in the community of Barnraiser – they needed help to find their clients, access to capital, network of colleagues.
Gordon herself attributes her success as an entrepreneur to finding mentors who can help her navigate the pathways of establishing and building a company.
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