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In The Company is a podcast about humanising work and designing better working lives. Each episode is curated to provoke you to think more deeply about the things that matter in your career and life and to build your toolkit for how to thrive as a human in business today. We explore how we work from the inside out.
In this episode of in the company of Daniel Bolotin, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Free to Feed and Now to Launch. Free to Feed is a cooking school and catering company employing refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants. And Now to Launch is an incubator for food-related business ideas. Together with wife Loretta, both ventures aim to nurture the entrepreneurialism of refugees and new migrants who face significant challenges in gaining employment and starting businesses despite possessing incredibly enterprising attitudes and skills.
Daniel and Loretta have come to understand that the recipe for business success starts with overcoming the isolation that often accompanies starting something new. Over the past few years, they’ve built a community that has an appetite for connection, reciprocity, social justice and using capitalism for good, all the ingredients for prosperous businesses and societies.