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Business by Referral Podcast

Oct 8, 2018

Zach Tucker is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Good Meets World – a St. Louis-based startup that has created a rapidly growing community of businesses that are changing the world. As a recent St. Louis 30 Under 30 recipient, Zach is on a mission to bridge the gap between the power of small businesses and the needs of local nonprofits. So far, this mission has generated over $100,000 in donations to St. Louis nonprofits, while helping over 50 small businesses grow through the power of giving back. Zach's philanthropic work has earned him invitations to the White House and the Paris International Climate Change Summit. In his free time, Zach can be found playing piano, hiking, and planning his passion project - a 90-day trip volunteering across the globe. 


In this episode Virginia and Zach discuss: 

Every business owner out there is solving a problem for their customers. However, not every business owner has experienced the problem they are solving. When you can solve a problem for yourself, and see the benefits of creating a business around it, you have a leg up on any competitor in your space. Why? Because you have a story. But it's not just a story to tell, it's an experience that you went through to get to where you are today, and THAT gives an expertise that no book, class, or franchise can. This process is what led me to start GMW - I created a giving program that took my previous business to new heights, and now we do the same for others. In our space, we don't have a single competitor that has a similar story, which gives us a personal touch that our customers LOVE and value. We speak from experience. 


Key Takeaways: 

-Giving FIRST dramatically improves the quality of our business, our community and our own lives 

-Telling a GREAT story grounded in personal experience is THE BEST way to attract and retain loyal customers 

-Purposefully incorporate a consistent giving plan into your brand creates powerful leverage for your business 


How to reach Zach: 


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Email Zach at: zach@goodmeetsworldcom 

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