How a Shop Owner’s Son Decided to Quit His Job, Change the Way We Buy Our Meals, and Stop Food Waste
It’s in My DNA
I remember growing up around my Dad’s shops. Over his working life, he owned 5 of them. The East End. Dad was always busy, always trying to make ends meet. And he had a heck of a time trying to manage his businesses.
It’s not easy when you’ve got customers to satisfy... employees to keep in line… inventory to sell… properties to manage.
I don’t know how he did it.
But he did.
(Actually, he worked 7 days a week, was up at 5 am and home at 8 pm and we never had a holiday with him. But that’s by the by.)
“Owning a business is the kind of problem I’d like to have!” you say?
Sure, entrepreneurship is a great and noble calling many hear… and must answer. But that doesn’t make the job any easier.
How much falls through the cracks?
How much easier can you run it?
Can you be a better businessperson?
And that was before the days of apps and app stores and search engines!
I Tried to be a Professional… I Really Did!
I didn’t want to be a businessman, so I went into banking.
It’s the easy way out. The money’s already there.
You just have to move it around… and make sure some of it winds up in your pocket. Legally, of course!
But something didn’t feel right. Sure, my 20s were wonderful. Busy days, late nights.
Really, I was a banker by day and professional snooker player by night.
Ahh, the old days...
Work hard. Play harder!
Exciting though it was, it didn’t “hit the spot”. And by the time I hit my 30s, I knew something had to change... But like most, I stayed where I was.
Then my 40s came at me quickly, and I knew it was now or never.
So I founded MyStr33t. Finally.
And it all came back to my Dad.
The Prodigal Son Returns… to Change the Way It’s Done
Bringing together buyers and sellers of fresh and surplus food through sustainable sales, point-of-sale, and inventory technology is the key to ending food waste, and it’s only attainable through the MyStr33t app.
One of the glaring things I learned from my Dad’s businesses was just how much stock he couldn’t move. The amount of waste was staggering. And there was nothing he could do about it.
No amount of sales or marketing or price reductions seemed to move it out of the stores.
With so many people hungry, I couldn’t understand why they couldn’t just come and buy our food!
Now, I don’t want to own a shop, but I know how hard it is to run one. And I thought if I can make their jobs easier, then they could get their food into the hands of those who need it the most.
Helping Others Less Fortunate!
For those who aren’t as financially fortunate as some of us are, now there’s a way to buy both fresh and surplus food - simultaneously - and get a fat reduction on the price!
Sellers can now automatically reduce their prices at the touch of a button - on the MyStr33t app - while buyers can enjoy massive cost savings by not letting that food go to waste.
One of my serious goals is to push that fresh food from farmers and store owners to the right families, right charities, and right organizations. Then that food will get to the families who need a nutritious meal.
Vipul Patel, Founder of MyStr33t
So effectively, what we're doing here is working a lot smarter.
By using technology to our advantage, which we would never have been able to do in the past.
And businesses will keep more of the money they pay out as commissions.
MyStr33t is not just an app, a website, or a POS terminal.
It’s a fully integrated end-to-end software solution for that business to generate more revenue.
Reduce food waste.
Help the environment.
Economize without compromise.
MyStr33t makes a difference to people who genuinely don't have the bare nutritional necessities.
And MyStr33t helps those businesses help those people.
Without wrecking their bottom lines.
The time, blood, sweat, and tears that go into running a local store are immense. I've seen it first hand.
It’s time to solve this insidious problem by putting businesses first. MyStr33t increases businesses’ revenue and bottom lines through simple and innovative ideas.
More Than A Business
Steve Jobs wanted to put a ding in the universe.
I merely want to impact the supply chain from farm to fork.
Impact B2B and B2C sustainably.
Join me on this worthy quest.
MyStr33t leads the way with world-class technology to move food from those who have it to those who need it. By helping businesses sell their surplus. And by helping customers find that surplus and pay for it far more cheaply than they even dreamed of.
MyStr33t will take you by the hand on this journey.
To see how, head here….