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Yeah -- -- to our top story tonight President Obama ups the ante on fiscal -- pressure -- small business owners.
From all walks of life at the White House today million dollar question -- the real impact on small businesses with me now straight from that meeting in a Fox Business.
This details Laura he is co-founder of back to the -- and urban mushroom farm growing -- made business.
Wow I have to ask you a lot about -- I don't understand that but I mean ask you first.
What happened at the meeting what what what did you guys talk about it and and what was the response you got.
Yeah thanks from me I'm I'm through an incredible opportunity -- really fun -- -- thought.
It's causing energy and his passion in the -- -- his fifteen small business owners.
Along with the president and I think you can ask us as sheriff stories and how we got where we are today and then.
He can explain a bit about his vision for the economy in case where he thinks it's going and then.
That's really can all share ideas and thoughts about what's -- -- -- for us about the economy.
And so what did you say did you feel like -- listened to your that was gonna take action based -- not.
Yeah I think -- so it was a really.
Yet a lot of this top ministers and there Vice President Biden is there as well common they were all really can and everything we're saying very actionable and agency is fun to see the in the back and forth and it wasn't just you know him listen in to fifteen to people is very engaged -- what questions and yeah what -- you ask him to do specifically mean what did you say would help your business.
Yes the one thing is really helped us a lot as -- -- Kind of incentives for small businesses to hire and particularly for us we really were -- -- jobs now program out in the Bay Area.
Gonna get some reference stop I'm bored on the dispute camp funding and that's what this -- can provide a story -- -- -- that.
I think the impact of some of these these programs they're gonna spend about hiring for small business has had and that we wouldn't be here without it.
Think we'll see you -- -- -- firms are hiring new people -- how to -- work specifically for yet.
Yet other incentive program to higher through certain job programs.
-- people have been an unemployed.
And -- for a for six months and and that children as well there's incentive gonna -- through there and there's a really strong program I think.
Create overly 200000 jobs across the country we really got for us in a lot of those employees through their so I think also is -- sharing.
That story and I -- this things again you have to be cut.
Through this -- fiscal cliff thing I think wanted to make sure that that can't support for small businesses.
No you don't want nothing to Nakatani that yeah that is a problem here is nobody wants the -- special interest to get cuts lunch I'm sure that you mentioned that.
-- understand your business back to the -- is an urban mushroom farm growing warming my.
Trends and -- -- What do you say natural care that much and just when the -- -- -- have right here at the small little brown box and we actually use recycled coffee grounds.
Up from local cafes in the Bay Area.
Collect all that -- a waste it was being thrown away thing about turbine farm in turn that into the soil.
-- -- -- get a box think this you open it up and intended to get your first crop of gourmet mushrooms it right out of the box so our goals against it.
We inspire people to go their own student.
You know realize he's realizing you don't need a green thumb -- big backyard that anyone can grow their own food so.
-- take a -- -- human growth Rudolph.
I didn't just sitting here in shock to you used coffee grounds.
To -- mushrooms -- -- yeah are you profitable do you make money.
We value that we are even -- was since we started and -- 31 employees now -- -- diverting about 40000 pounds a week -- -- coffee -- always.
A firm partner Peet's Coffee on the Bay Area.
We -- kits that -- 2200 retailers Home Depot whole foods Nordstrom's now Bed, Bath & Beyond south.
-- -- How did get on the president's -- -- Tonya I'm out of time but I've got to ask you how do you think you got invited to the president's.
Out to the White House I mean what's your connection.
We've got an award actually you can young entrepreneur -- through there and we will meet some people in the business council.
About a year ago and through -- -- she.
I've got a state and country since after that and I believe in the present prosperous and small businesses.
The represent a lot different industries obviously.
Motion following being the first one -- around -- there's been about a month and invite as the rim so as they gonna.
Okay thank you so much for coming on the show I have no idea that that was a business or an industry and you learn something new every -- -- -- thanks for coming on we appreciate it thank you are presented.