Sweetbay supports small and start-up businesses through consulting and finding funding for them. Everyday I chat with Mom and Pop shops about how to grow their business and make it more fundable.
I'm from the south Texas coast. My family has been there for generations. When that area was first explored by Europeans they noted the groves of windswept oaks and the sweet bay trees that grew with them.
In the modern setting pictures I attached, the Oaks are mostly on their own with the underbrush cleared out. But for hundreds of years the huge windswept oaks and the sweet bay grew side by side, supporting each other. The sweet bay acts like a natural pesticide and antifungal for the oaks.
I want my business to be like the Sweet Bay, supporting the businesses I work with as they grow to mighty Oaks.
The native Sweet Bay is also known as Silk Bay, Red Bay, Persea, and Laurel Tree. The latin name is Persea borbonia var. borbonia its is a member of the Lauraceae. It is used in cooking, soaps and cabinetry.