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Paula Haines is the CEO of Freedom a la Cart. Paula Haines graduated college with a degree in marketing. Freedom a la Cart is a nonprofit that empowers women of Ohio who are survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. The cafe and catering business gives these women workforce skills and training. The organization started in 2009, the social enterprise started in 2011, and Paula joined in 2013. Freedom a la Cart started as a food cart in 2011 and in 2021 opened their first cafe. They have plans to open more in the near future!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Many people will come to Freedom a la Cart because of the mission, but how you build a business is by creating repeat customers and being exceptional."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Marketing
  • Enabling vs. Empowering employees
  • Culture
  • Business models
  • Non-profits

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