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  1. 1. Environmental Entrepreneurship October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal
  2. 2. Or in short . . . October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal
  3. 3. Environmental Entrepreneurship October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal
  4. 4. October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal • The Entrepreneur’s elevator story of SumCo Eco-Contracting • The Idealist’s, save-the-world story of SumCo Eco-Contracting • The Realist’s, machinations story of SumCo Eco-Contracting • Environmental Entrepreneurship for Everyone
  5. 5. The Elevator Story AMWS September 30, 2011 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal SumCo Eco-Contracting executes construction projects that deliver ecological improvements. We are an integral part of the project team, constructing projects in which our partners have invested significant time, money and energy getting to the implementation phase. Our responsibility is to work with them to optimize a collective vision on the ground.
  6. 6. October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal What does ecological construction involve? Credit: Prince William Conservation Alliance
  7. 7. October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal We take something like this: Credit: AECOM
  8. 8. October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal Construct something like this:
  9. 9. October 1, 2014 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal And let it become something like this: Credit: Prince William Conservation Alliance
  10. 10. The Save-the-world Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014
  11. 11. The Save-the-world Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014
  12. 12. The Save-the-world Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014
  13. 13. The Save-the-world Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014
  14. 14. What We Do
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  29. 29. The Realist’s Machinations Story (i.e., What I Actually Did Yesterday) Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014 • Executed Line of Credit renewals & equipment loan • Scheduled lunch meeting with accountant (right after this Conference) • Responded to results of Workers’ Comp Insurance audit • Prepared revised cost estimate for dam removal and stream repair projects • Reviewed and executed contract documents for a dam removal project • Reviewed bank reconciliation reports • Revisited company structure and hiring needs
  30. 30. The Realist’s Machinations Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014 So you want to save the World, huh? How ya’ gonna do that?
  31. 31. The Realist’s Machinations Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014 Insurance? Business Plan? Opportunities Partnerships
  32. 32. The Realist’s Machinations Story Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal October 1, 2014 1. Idea • Industry Associations (EBC; NEWEA; AIM; etc.) • Work Experience • Read 2. Plan • Federal Small Business Administration • MA Small Business Development Centers • Mentor(s) • Classes / Continuing Ed 3. Leap
  33. 33. August 28, 2013 Restore. Create. Enhance. Chad Sumner Principal Credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service Environmental Entrepreneurship for Everyone

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