LOOKING BACK ON A GOOD YEAR AT GOODMRKT
To celebrate our goodMRKT first anniversary, we reached out to brand partners with a quick Year-In-Review questionnaire. We asked them about their favorite part of working with goodMRKT has been over the last year, what surprised them most, and what they're looking forward to most in the upcoming year. As a bonus to everyone in the goodMKRT community looking to help make a difference, we asked our brand partners to share some advice for everyone who wants to "grow more good" in their own lives. And they did not disappoint.
We're so thankful for everyone who participated in our questionnaire and all of our brand partners who have helped make goodMRKT's first year such a success!
1. WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PARTNERING WIT goodMRKT?
"The connection to other for-purpose companies trying to make the world a better place. In addition to the support of the leadership team at goodMRKT."
"We are happy to be part of a shop focused on doing good."
"It has been energizing to be amongst such awesome brands who are using their businesses to improve the world in some way. I have loved meeting some of the founders and hearing about their experiences."
2. WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURPRISING?
"How much FUN and exciting this store can be! From getting to visit the Flagship store and experience it, getting to be in the SOHO Popup, and the fun podcast! The GoodMRKT does an excellent job at keeping the brands and founders engaged. Always something new and exciting!"
"What's most surprising is realizing that most of my business struggles resonate with companies much larger than mine! It's nice to know that the big guys traveled along the same path and were able to make it out to the other side. And, it's even more surprising that others admit to looking up to me! It's very encouraging and humbling."
"We knew our goodMRKT partnership would lead to lots of good, but we were smitten to find we've donated over 2,500 meals together in just 365 days."
"The overwhelming response from customers! I have loved how the Fort Wayne community has supported the goodMRKT store."
"Getting to know all the brands doing good out there. GoodMRKT now has 40+ brands that are doing good, the real kind of good. ABLE is so honored to be one of them and to see how many there are!!"
"The fun of participating in the goodMRKT podcast. Those types of interviews usually make us nervous, but talking with Adam and Harry just felt like hanging with good friends. It was so much fun to discuss business, mission-centered organizations, and our dual roles as best friends and co-founders."
3. WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST IN THE NEXT YEAR?
"For Generous to gain more exposure through the network that goodMRKT creates. We hope that people see our coffee and know immediately that Generous Coffee is not only high-quality coffee but also coffee making the world a better place!"
"We are launching a first-of-its-kind product at the start of 2023 that we are THRILLED about! We can't wait to see it in goodMRKT and we know it will exponentially increase the kids we can feed."
"I'm excited to see the mission grow and get to know more brands in the goodMRKT retailer community. At ABLE, we believe we are stronger together. That is 100% true at goodMRKT! Also, I'm excited to grow apparel and denim at goodMRKT stores to provide head-to-toe sustainable, women empowerment clothing options!"
4. WHAT'S A GOOD PIECE OF ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO "GROW MORE GOOD" THROUGHOUT THE WORLD?
"Good spreads, so continue to put it out there, and you'll continue to inspire others."
"Pick something that fires you up, that unsettles your gut, and then go after finding a solution that helps and doesn't hurt the problem. Be creative, take risks, we have all had moments of failure, but those moments have also taught us so much as we continue to grow and move forward!"
"Sometimes, when we want to change the world, we must look at our own world first to see what can be done! To change the world, we must make lots of small changes. Start by seeing what you can do in your own local community or environment at work. Oftentimes, if you surround people with love and encouragement, it allows them to flourish!"
"My advice for people who want to "grow more good" throughout the world is to never underestimate the small contributions. Do what you were called to do, no matter the scale. Your small act will have a viral effect that will change the world for the better."
- dŌSA Naturals
"Good, sacrificial work takes a village, and all giftings are needed, whether you're a connector, a do-er, creator, writer, or inventor. Whatever your bent is, there is room for you to add yourself to the good that's already being done. Pay attention. Find the gap. Fill it!"
"Start small. Every action of 'good' has a place and time. It's sometimes the smallest actions of good that people remember the most....holding a door, smiling, donating time, or buying from a 'do good' brand. All of these things matter."
"Take a step TODAY to move towards the future you want to see. Whether it's volunteering, starting a new business, or changing the way you shop, don't be paralyzed by perfection. Find a small immediate way that you can take action."