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Welcome to The Soulcraftroundtable

Integration is the goal. Innovation is the result.

Our goal is to create a Not for Profit coaching and teaching center that integrates the less fortunate who are on fixed incomes and need some part time work in order to gain a better life for themselves, with start-up businesses that need part time workers to get their ideas off the ground.

Innovation starts with individuals. Vision and purpose start with individuals. Individuals can then share their vision and purpose with others and inspire a common vision and a common purpose. But not all individuals have the same chance in this society.

Business is the act of production. Business provides products and services that improve the quality of life for everyone. Before anyone can redistribute anything, someone has to produce it.

Everything can be done better. That is reality, that's what moves society forward. It's simple logic. It is not criticism. It is not saying that we have been doing things wrong. New technologies combined with seasoned experience can invent ways to do things better. So how and where do we create a space to combine these things?

Instead of redistributing the wealth, we want to redistribute the opportunity to create wealth.

Soulcraft, Talents and Gifts.

The word soulcraft is a word that speaks not to the type of work, but to the intensity and love that is used in doing it, that that the work speaks to your soul. You feel good for having done it. The level of self achievement that comes with it is measurable and universal.

Any work can qualify, but soulcraft takes time, some work only becomes soulcraft over a career. Cooking for your family is work, but creating family bonds and traditions over dinner time is soulcraft. Just the same, writing advertising copy can be work, but using a lifetimes worth of good writing to create a marketing campaign that improves how the world works, is soulcraft.

Passion and discipline combined, = soulcraft. Passion and Discipline bring achievement, and that brings hope and a good feeling. In this modern, disconnected work world, a lot of people don't know the good feeling that comes from doing "a job well done." This is why we want to build the Soulcraft Roundtable Micro-business Incubator. Help us build a shared business space that connects young and old and the past to the future.

Soulcraft is getting creamed out there these days. It needs a home to develop. It needs mentors to pass on these truths about work, and young people to bring their passion and energy to work and to life.

What can you bring to the table?

"Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money;

It lies in the joy of achievement, In the thrill of creative effort." FDR

Four Fruit Jam

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The President who created the "New Deal" 1932. The original social enterpriser who put the whole nation, young and old, back to work.

It's time for the

"Next New Deal"

FDR knew that peoples lives were made richer by work. Helping their families grow, helping their neighborhoods grow, helping each other grow, these things brought meaning and satisfaction to their lives, and prosperity to the country.

Glen Farms Herbs & Preserves Inc.


Out of our differences,
Out of our struggle,
Something Great is going to come.

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David J. Glen

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Create something bigger than yourself.

It's time for a whole new way of organizing things.

We need to release the underground economy. Give it a place to grow. A safe place to lift people beyond their government benefits without fear of claw backs so that they can invest in themselves, so that they can cross the bridge, span the gap, from benefits for themselves to benefits for our society. We have to creatively stop discouraging people from trying, stop penalizing them for starting.


Our Vision is to build
strong families and strong communities
by nurturing small businesses that last.

What's the big idea?

We want to help the
"Little Guy"
get into the food business.

We want to do that by creating a shared space kitchen for start-ups. An approved kitchen that will give opportunities to try out new ideas, new technologies and new products, to decide if there really is a business to be made from them.

Small scale, part time food businesses need a safe place to grow. We don't want developing food businesses hiding in basements and garages.

London is in the Heart of Ontario's food belt. We have cooks graduating from Fanshawe College and Technology grads coming from Western University and we want to connect them with seasoned entrepreneurs.

We want to develop new ways of promoting, ordering and delivering food.

We want innovations created in London to become World Renowned.

We want to change the way not for profits are funded.

Loosely based on the Keck observatory in Hawaii (a 500 million dollar shared space), we want this to be a self sustaining not for profit that actually generates enough income to grow.

We expect a line up of people wanting to try out their ideas in our kitchen, so people who want to use this shared kitchen will first submit their plan to our selection team.

The selection team will be made up of Chefs, Entrepreneurs, and clever, wise people. (That could be you!) They will choose who can use this kitchen based on the business potential for their idea and their level of experience and certification.

These ideas will also be evaluated on "What's in it for the business? And what's in it for the Soulcraftroundtable?"

When new processes and methods are created using our space and equipment, then a share of those profits should be used for up keep and expansion of the Soulcraftroundtable.

We want to create a generation of entrepreneurs who recognize the long term value and benefits of them becoming volunteers and philanthropists.

What kind of Not for Profit is this?

It's a new kind, that's for sure. It's a Social Enterprise, that's for sure. But just saying so doesn't make it so. We have to follow clear and tight guidelines and laws. We have to have clear time limits with the entrepreneurs we help. We have to share our knowledge and create programs as we teach entrepreneurship. We can't be subsidizing the well to do; we have to be creating something from nothing, grassroots, shoestring economics. If not, we are just a business creating subsidiaries. We are forging something new.


Play the game to Win within the Rules.

But let's have the rules taken care of up front, so that creativity can flourish without having to dismiss good ideas first because of the cost of compliance.

The cost of an approved kitchen prevents small grass roots food businesses from even starting. This creates a barrier to business entry so that you must first be rich before you can even start a business. With so much of society's wealth being held by 2nd and 3rd generations removed from the actual creation of the wealth, even today's wealthy have little first hand knowledge of what it takes to build a business from the ground up.

The Plan in Action.

Create a Not for Profit that owns or rents a shared space kitchen that will allow innovators to create businesses and test their concepts without having the overhead costs crush them while they are creating a customer base to support them.

Create an informal business club that meets in that shared space kitchen so that seasoned entrepreneurs and start up business owners can mingle and develop innovative ways of doing business, just for the fun of it, the creative buzz. Community volunteerism.

Link with local universities and colleges to provide co-op students to create and document the processes that we will invent as we build the Not for Profit. The co-op interns would create the curriculum as we teach the part time workers the new skill sets required to work in these new businesses. The co-op students would then help create the marketing and distribution plans for the new businesses as they grow.

The opportunity for our employees to grow and develop is important to us.

Glen Farms
Est. 1985


It engages our staff in a long term benefit to helping us grow.

We want to merge workplace opportunities with outside educational offerings to allow college credits for on the job training.

We want an internship with the Soulcraftroundtable to be a springboard to a job placement with our sponsoring businesses.

The Opportunity to be Great.

The Opportunity to fail and try again.

The Opportunity to be Proud of Yourself

The Opportunity to be Proud of your Community.


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