A loan of $10,000 helped purchase inventory, and improve marketing of lesser known cuts of meat.


Sean's story

For the last 20 years I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most well-known brands in the world as an experiential marketer and producer. And while I certainly enjoyed the travel (and other perks) that came with working for brands like Lexus, Activision and Aston Martin, it wasn’t enough for me anymore. I needed to be part of something I really believed in. That, combined with my desire to be healthier - and provide a healthy lifestyle for my newly expanded family - is what led me to start The Honest Bison.
What I learned about the pitfalls of the food system on my own personal journey to health became even more troublesome to me as a father of twins. When I first discovered grassfed bison, it was primarily as a clean, lean source of protein to fuel my body. But once I realized just how hard it was to find 100% grassfed bison, the proverbial lightbulb went off inside my my entrepreneurial soul.
I did my research. Visited a lot of ranches. Talked to a lot of people. I even took some basic ranching courses. I wanted to know everything about bison. 100% grassfed bison currently represents only 5% of an already niche market, but the demand for this market is growing by the day and the timing is right for us to truly make our mark. More than ever, people are searching for good, clean, organic choices. They are questioning the food industry as a whole. They understand that what we eat can either make us sick or help us thrive. They are concerned about animal welfare and care about the planet. They also want their food to taste amazing. And they are willing to pay more for food that meets their high standards.
The Honest Bison isn’t just selling meat. We’re trying to change the way the food industry works.

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2nd Loan Update:
I have been inspired by the support of the Kiva community, along with the many supporters of the Slow Money and Goof Food Movements. With the success of my first loan, I am ready to continue building the company and developing new distribution channels.


This loan is special because:

It will support this 100% grass fed bison ranch continue to expand.



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About The Honest Bison

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 3 years - 5 years
Website: thehonestbison.com

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