Episode 53: Nick Bayer of Saxbys

“It is the responsibility of businesses like ours – where we’re social entrepreneurs – to not only run a successful business, but to use that success to help our community, pick people out of poverty and give people the opportunity to love what they do.”

Saxbys might be still be working on its B Corporation certification, but the Philadelphia-based coffee company has been practicing social and environmental impact since its conception in 2005. With an innovative Experiential Learning Program (ELP) for student entrepreneurs, a diverse 900-member team of change-makers from all walks of life and direct relationships with their suppliers, Saxbys is fulfilling its mission to “Make Life Better” for its customers, employees, and community. 

Founder and CEO Nick Bayer talks with Vicki and Kathy about his unique journey to becoming one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs” and how Saxbys has grown since 2005 to become a mission-oriented, social impact company fueled by amazing food, beverage, and hospitality. You’ll want to listen in to hear Nick’s take on the most important things students and business owners need to know when creating a social enterprise, drawing from his own entrepreneurial mistakes and triumphs, as well as experience as an adjunct professor at Drexel University and the Executive in Residence at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.