Our Mission

Artisan Exchange provides an affordable environment that supports entrepreneurs committed to producing hand-crafted, sustainable foods while sharing sound business practices that have a positive social impact. 

What began as a way to leverage our resources has evolved into a passion for helping people pursue their dreams and changing the way business is done. As individuals and as a team, we are motivated by the idea that collaborative entrepreneurship is important in a world moving quickly with new technology and new economic realities.

 

Our Experience

Our team started with people from diverse backgrounds and we've learned a lot working together. We have a solid understanding of the food manufacturing business and have been successful in helping entrepreneurs (start-ups and existing businesses) in areas involving setup, operations, marketing, negotiations, financing, regulations, and relationship building.

We believe our fundamental strength is an ability to provide focus and speed in implementation of business plans for new and expanding businesses. Since our inception in 2012, we've helped over 100 businesses start, grow, or expand.

 

Our Values

We are a principled organization with values built on our experience.  We believe in a culture that brings together a diverse set of people and encourages creativity, innovation, collaboration, and trusting relationships.

We place high value on family and friendship, getting the right people, and the right culture on our team. This applies to the management of Artisan Exchange, the people in the businesses who join our member community, and our strategic partners.

In making decisions, we continually look to improve our culture and further the success of everyone involved in our broad business network. We're changing the way business is done through our belief that our success depends on the success of suppliers, members, customers, partners, and the larger community around us.