Desert Tortoise Botanicals (DTB), an herbal products company, was started by John Slattery in 2005 in Tucson, AZ. John has created all the herbal products now featured at DTB, many of which derive entirely from wildharvested ingredients, or originally were entirely wild in origin.
The business began at the local farmer's markets where John developed his products through interactions with the local community and provided education through his farmer's market table. It has grown to include over a dozen retail clients located across the country, including several retail locations featuring DTB products in Tucson. The DTB web store was launched in 2010 and has steadily grown a small but committed following who depend upon the unique products (tinctures of Sonoran desert plants, in particular) created by John. DTB recently launched an Amazon store as well.
John recently retired from farmer's markets and took a year's sabbatical from teaching his apprenticeship program to pursue his personal research, continue writing, and help facilitate the transfer of DTB to the next in line.
He is looking for the right person (or small team of people) to step into the managerial role who can handle production, hiring, online marketing, accounting, inventory, purchasing, and setting up a new production facility.
John will provide any necessary training including apprentice to wildcrafting for the right person.
Position/s currently available
Part Owner/Production Manager
Important Skills & Experience
Effective communication skills
Commitment to detailed and exacting work, yet able to comprehend and hold the ‘big picture’
Can organize a series of shifting tasks and delegate effectively
Self-motivated, critical thinking skills, works well independently
Prior experience managing a business
Effective hiring skills
Inclined towards customer service
Effective computer skills (related to inventory, labels, accounting, navigating online store, Amazon Sellers Central experience a big plus)
Basic awareness of herbalism
Effective communication skills
A potential partner will acquire partial ownership through sweat equity, and/or cash investment. An extensive written agreement will be prepared prior to the commencement of work.
This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking to get started in a business venture related to something they love - healing plants! DTB products have reached, touched, and healed thousands of people over the past 12 years. In addition to carrying on this tradition of providing community healthcare and education, there's a great opportunity to learn the healing properties of the plants of the Sonoran desert.
If you feel passionate about working with plants, have a business background or a mind for business, feel committed to growing an already established business with a wide customer base, and are excited to share that passion and learn more about healing with plants then feel free to contact John at email@example.com to begin the discussion.
Thank you for considering this unique opportunity!