The purpose-driven business series features a different Business for Good to showcase their unique giving stories. We hope these stories inspire you with interesting, new and joyful ideas on how to integrate giving into your business.
What could be more lovely than having your wedding by a stunning marina overlooking beautiful Nelson Bay, with a great team handling all your needs on your special day? How about, also discovering that your scrumptious meal gave a meal to someone in need, that the drinks you toasted with your friends provided clean drinking water, and that your wedding reception provided goats to a rural family for income generation! This week’s business makes extraordinary weddings and extraordinary meals happen for you.
Introducing…Little Beach Boathouse!
Who: Alicia Cameron from Little Beach Boathouse
Where: Nelson Bay, Australia
What: Little Beach Boathouse is a restaurant, bar and events centre situated in an old marina on the water in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW.
Can you give us a sense of why you decided to start giving?
We heard about B1G1 through Paul Dunn at a business event and instantly knew it was something we wanted for our business. We loved the concept and the ease of it all.
What are your favourite project(s) to give to and why?
My personal favourite is for each meal we sell, we give towards meals for rescued girls in India. A meal for a meal.
How would you describe the impact B1G1 has had on your company and its culture?
The day we told our team about B1G1 it changed the culture of our business. It has given all of us a new reason to love what we do. We share our giving impacts weekly in our closed facebook group and it keeps everyone involved in just how great of an impact we can make together
What’s the best experience you’ve had through your giving activities and being a part of B1G1?
For every wedding we hold, we give a goat to a family in Malawi. Our team loves giving these and there is always excitement around it every time.
Does anybody in your team have an interesting giving story to share?
We use B1G1 for all aspects of our business. Our restaurant meals gives meals, our bar cocktails provide clean drinking water, our weddings provide goats (income for families), and every time we hire a new team member we provide education for a child.
If you have an interesting Giving Story to share, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next feature!
Read about the other Purpose-Driven Businesses in this series:
- Stryv: Strategic Giving 101
- Balance Central: 1 Person CAN Change the World
- Slumbersac: Caring for Children, Caring for Our Future
- The Upward Spiral Partnership: Cracking a Closed Heart
- Sarah McCrum: Defining the Spirit of Giving
- High Street Dental Practice: ‘Ubuntu’ means Kindness
- Collins Hume: The Eye-rony of Giving Sight