Solution-Based Entrepreneurship with Mary Heffernan of Five Marys Farms


In this episode Solution-Based Entrepreneurship with Mary Heffernan we cover: 

  • Their approach to solution-based entrepreneurship
  • Mary’s perspective on including kids on the ranch and in business
  • Leaning into the hard to persevere past roadblocks

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Mary and her husband, Brian, of Five Marys Farms spent years in the business world in Silicon Valley before becoming cattle ranchers almost 10 years ago, alongside their four daughters (all named Mary!) in the mountains of Northern California. Mary has started over 20 small businesses in different industries and shares her knowledge about building a business from scratch with other entrepreneurs through her business courses. Mary has authored two cookbooks and is focused on building businesses around the heart of the ranch, including Five Marys Burgerhouse, M5 Ranch School, M5 Entrepreneurs Academy, Five Marys Custom Meat Co., and more!


Leaders Of The West is a podcast for innovators and change-makers in the ag and western industries. Hosted by Jessie Jarvis, the Founder of Of The West, our mission with Leaders Of The West is to foster a community of pioneers, innovators, and leaders who want to be at the forefront of what’s next. 

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