…we need to remain vigilant about ensuring that as we grow and as we grow profits, that we continue to keep in mind the question of who benefits from those profits and how it is that a more inclusive form of corporate governance can both drive growth and positive impact in a way that I think some more traditional corporate organizations are still grappling with.

After years of working in corporate America, Laura Clise decided to start a company to address her growing frustration with the lack of easily accessible information on small businesses, beyond the product or service for sale. Laura’s company, Intentionalist, is an online guide to intentional spending that supports small businesses and diverse local communities.

In this week’s episode of Start Small, Dream BIG, Laura speaks with MCAAD president Kerry Healey about the origins of Intentionalist, the importance of using profits to grow sustainability and impact, and how each one of us can be more intentional with the dollars we spend in our communities.


Laura Clise

Founder and CEO, Intentionalist