Scott Monette is the founder of 100% Wine. His company was created because he has a son living with disabilities and he saw a need for more job opportunities for people in this population group. We’ve talked about his inspirations and how he is intnetional. In this part we’ll discuss the business benefits of running a company with this intention. In addition he’ll share his vision for the future and his challenge to growing the company.
Let’s join our conversation with Scott Monette and we’ll see you on the other side.
Inspiration to Scott:
How Do You Measure the Success of Your Life by Clayton Christensen because he talks about the value of the short-term vs the long-term. He was focused on work more than family. He took stock in how he spent his time.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of Tom’s Shoes. It inspired him that he could create change over a long period of time.
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Notes taken during the editing of the episode
How do you keep message consistent city to city? He has profits go to the local charities where the wine is sold. He’s trying to build affinity groups where they’re locating
Does he think the way they run the business is positively affecting the financial position of the business? He’s focused on the awareness of the cause. Balancing that vision and solid financials.
Challenge to put out into the universe for a solution: scalability. Finding funding for future growth with the challenge that he is giving 100% of the profits to charity.
The net profits all go to charities. What do the investors get?
If you have ideas for Scott regarding funding for this type of business, please share this in the comments or reach out to him at
What would he recommend for a manager wanting to change? Servant leadership. What is important to one of your teammates? Being honest with them about shortcomings and opportunities for growth. Expectations. Feedback. You’re not helping if you’re not honestly evaluating someone’s performance.
Also, consider hiring someone living with disabilities to help diversify your workforce and to provide opportunities.