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If you have a vegan business, or are thinking of starting one, then Vegan Business Tribe is here to support you, inspire you, connect you with other vegan business owners - AND give you the knowledge you need to build a successful vegan business. Hosted by Vegan Business Tribe co-founder, David Pannell. Lisa & David have worked with some of the largest high-street brands and food manufacturers to help them understand and connect with the vegan marketplace. David is also the official UK agent ...
 
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The 5 key things you need to have a successful vegan business. There has never been a better time to have a vegan business. Interest in vegan and plant-based is at an all-time high but with so many huge brands now entering the market, how can you have a vegan business that is ethical but also financially viable? In this seminar live-streamed as par…
 
The rise of vegan fashion. Vegan fashion is big right now but it's going to get bigger. With celebrities bringing out their own vegan ranges and many major fashion brands now embracing exotic materials like cactus leather, the global vegan fashion marketplace is projected to be worth 1 trillion US dollars by 2027. But this growth may not be coming …
 
Should we stop using the term 'plant-based' when talking about our businesses and products? Many vegan companies avoid using 'the V word' to describe themselves in fear it might put off non-vegan customers. But recently, Matthew Glover of Vegan Fried Chicken said VFC were banning the phrase 'plant-based' in their marketing because they are "vegan a…
 
Sit in on a recording from one of our vegan businesses networking meetups! A huge part of building a successful vegan business is connecting with other business people who share the same ethics and who are on the same mission as you are. In this episode, we bring you a live recording of a recent VBT networking meet-up where 30 of our members will i…
 
Grab your tent for this special episode of The Vegan Business Tribe Podcast recorded live at Vegan Camp Out. This weekend-long event is attended by over 10,000 people and celebrates everything it means to be vegan, from activism seminars to rock-star guest headliners - combined with all the fun of camping and late-night partying! Join Lisa and Davi…
 
Understanding how email marketing actually works. Emailing marketing can produce a reliable stream of new customers, but not if you go about it in the wrong way. You can't just email a bunch of people and expect them to buy your product, even if you are a vegan company selling to other vegans - it just doesn't work like that. Instead, email marketi…
 
Increasing your visibility by getting out from behind your computer. One morning, the owner of vegan greetings card company Avocardo got up, made a sandwich board from some old cardboard boxes advertising the company, put it on and headed out to talk to complete strangers about his business. It was so successful at getting him new customers that he…
 
What's going on at Cadbury? Chocolate giant Cadbury recently caused an uproar amongst vegans when they updated the ingredients list on their 'Bournville Giant Chocolate Buttons' to include milk. We've seen a number of companies change their recipes and make an 'accidentally vegan' product no longer vegan, but the mystery here is that Cadbury says t…
 
Tackling burnout when you run a vegan business. If you drive a car, do you just keep driving until you completely run out of fuel leaving you stranded at the side of the road, unable to continue your journey? Of course not, so why do we treat ourselves this way? It's easy to get stuck in the trap of working longer and longer hours until you get to …
 
How do you scale up a business? When you talk to the founders of vegan companies who have successfully scaled up their businesses, you start to see a lot in common with how they did it. The testing they did to find the thing that they could scale, how they interacted with their early customers and the mindset of being open to following opportunitie…
 
We take you to a live vegan business clinic with four Vegan Business Tribe members. Today, we're going to do something a bit different and pull back the curtain to let you listen in on one of our live business clinics that are usually reserved for Vegan Business Tribe members only. Four members, one problem or question each and (as a room) we try t…
 
Dealing with negative and anti-vegan comments. If you promote your business on social media, then at some point you will inevitably get someone writing an anti-vegan comment on one of your posts. The first time this happens to you it can be really distressing and your first reaction might be to go full-on vegan Rambo in response! You reply with lin…
 
Speciesism in business language? Lots of the words, phrases and metaphors we use in business - without even realising it - have some very non-vegan origins. Have you ever talked about 'killing two birds with one stone' when talking with a customer? Or should we be comfortable talking about our 'brand' when the term originates from plunging a red-ho…
 
Why are Oatly upsetting so many of their fans at the moment? Oatly have been one of the leading lights for vegans, almost single-handly exploding a new plant-milk sector into the mainstream and being tipped as the next 'Beyond Meat' for investors. But following taking investment from a global investment fund with a checkered history, and after bein…
 
How do you go from working for someone else to having your own vegan business? A recent survey showed that nearly half of us want to launch our own business, yet the majority of us are employed by someone else. So what's getting in the way of you launching your own business? Is it a lack of time, is it a lack of money, or do you just not know how t…
 
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