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Vegan Business Tribe Podcast

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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 for The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark and Lisa writes the monthly business column in Vegan Food & Living - the biggest vegan print publication in the UK. Vegan Business Tribe is where they give back with weekly content, seminars, business clinics, networking events, mentoring and online courses to help you create a successful vegan business. If you want to go beyond the podcast and connect with our community of like-minded vegan entrepreneurs or get support from Lisa & David, then head over to www.veganbusinesstribe.com where you will be welcomed with open arms!

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 for The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark and Lisa writes the monthly business column in Vegan Food & Living - the biggest vegan print publication in the UK. Vegan Business Tribe is where they give back with weekly content, seminars, business clinics, networking events, mentoring and online courses to help you create a successful vegan business. If you want to go beyond the podcast and connect with our community of like-minded vegan entrepreneurs or get support from Lisa & David, then head over to www.veganbusinesstribe.com where you will be welcomed with open arms!

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United Kingdom

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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 for The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark and Lisa writes the monthly business column in Vegan Food & Living - the biggest vegan print publication in the UK. Vegan Business Tribe is where they give back with weekly content, seminars, business clinics, networking events, mentoring and online courses to help you create a successful vegan business. If you want to go beyond the podcast and connect with our community of like-minded vegan entrepreneurs or get support from Lisa & David, then head over to www.veganbusinesstribe.com where you will be welcomed with open arms!

Language:

English


Episodes

084 - How to build your network and expand your contacts.

6/29/2022
How to connect with more people who can help your business. Listen to any successful entrepreneur's story and often you will hear about a chance meeting with someone who went on to play a big part in their business journey. But these kind of connections don't just happen by accident. You need to have a strategy in place to increase the number of connections you are making. In the vegan sector, collaboration is natural because we are all on the same mission. So how do you find and connect...

Duration:00:31:57

083 - How to handle complaints

6/22/2022
What to do when someone complains and how to turn it into a positive. As a vegan you probably hate conflict - but just because your company is on a mission to create a better world, don't think that you are going to be immune to customer complaints! When you receive a complaint, you need to first find out exactly what the customer needs (which in many cases is nothing more than an apology and knowing they have been heard) and then make a change in your procedures to stop the same thing from...

Duration:00:23:47

082 - LIVE from Vegan Life Live in London

6/15/2022
We bring you the best of Vegan Life Live from the Alexandra Palace. In this special live episode, Lisa and David take their roving microphone around the two-day Vegan Life Live event in London. Join us as we talk to some of the trail-blazers in the vegan sector about their tips for vegan businesses and bump into a lot of Vegan Business Tribe members and podcast listeners along the way! This episode was recorded at Vegan Life Live London 2022, UK. Some of the people featured on this podcast...

Duration:00:41:21

081 - Is it time to quit?

6/8/2022
How do you know if it's time to give up on your business and move on to something new? Failing is an important part of succeeding. Listen to any successful entrepreneur's story and it will be a list of the missteps, failures and lessons that eventually led to that success. But at some point, you need to decide whether the thing you're doing now is going to ever be successful or if it's time to give up and go do something else instead. In this episode, David shares how to judge if your...

Duration:00:02:25

080 - 6 big takeaways from the Podcast Show 2022

6/1/2022
Podcasting trends and tips from the UK's biggest podcasting expo. Many vegan businesses will have considered launching a podcast, or you may be thinking about using other people's podcasts to promote your product or service. David shares his notes from the two-day Podcast Show London 2022 to bring you 6 big takeaways about where the industry is heading and what trends you need to be aware of: from the rise in video podcasts to how podcasters really make money. About Vegan Business Tribe...

Duration:00:24:41

079 - How to survive a recession

5/24/2022
How your vegan business can not just survive, but also thrive in a financial downturn. The idea of a recession can be scary, but no matter how good the economic outlook is you will still see companies fail - and no matter how bad the economy is, some people will be making more money than they ever have before. In this episode, David looks at the practical steps you can take to get your business ready for an economic downturn but also explains why a change in consumer behaviour may also...

Duration:00:35:20

078 - Will your company going vegan put customers off?

5/18/2022
What really happens when you make your company vegan? Many people want to align their personal ethics with how they make a living but the fear of what their customers might think stops them from making their company publicly vegan. The truth is, however, that most of your non-vegan customers probably won't care. And those that do - well, they are probably not the type of people you want as customers! In this episode, David takes a look at several companies that transitioned their existing...

Duration:00:22:05

077 - Why VFC are giving their products away for free

5/10/2022
Why Vegan Fried Chicken brand VFC decided to just give their products away. VFC made the headlines when they announced that they were giving their products away for free. Simply head to the supermarket, buy one of their products, upload a photo of your receipt and get your money refunded in full. From the outside, this campaign seems like a fast track route to going bust with the consumer getting all the benefit and the company getting none. But dig a little deeper and you will find a clever...

Duration:00:20:01

076 - How to convert customers

5/4/2022
How to get people to take that final step and become a customer. Every company has a marketing funnel, and in this episode David goes right to the bottom of it: the place where people already know about your business, are on your mailing list, seem interested, but still haven't bought your product. So where's the blockage? The truth is, the people who are right at the end of your funnel are probably a lot closer to becoming customers than you think. If you can identify who they are and what...

Duration:00:05:02

075 - How to do a press release for your vegan business

4/27/2022
How do you get your business in the news? If you see a vegan business or product in the news, then it's most likely there because the company sent the story out as a press release. Newspapers, magazines and news websites all need a constant stream of interesting things to share with their readers but don't expect them to just give you a free advert for your business. In this episode, David walks through how to prepare a press release and explains why you need to come up with a news story...

Duration:00:36:09

074 - How to claim back for your R&D

4/19/2022
Can your vegan company claim for the research or product development your company may have done? And before you say your company doesn’t do R&D, don’t be too quick to jump to that conclusion! Veganising a recipe for your food product, developing a new app or computer system, researching a new material or creating more environmentally-conscious packaging for your product - all these are all examples of R&D and there’s a good chance that you can claim back on those costs. Lots of countries...

Duration:00:06:37

073 - The 5 top things we've learnt from 2 years of Vegan Business Tribe

4/13/2022
The five main lessons that we've learnt from running Vegan Business Tribe. As Vegan Business Tribe celebrates its second birthday, David shares the top five things we've learnt about running a vegan business over that time - from why you need to remain flexible about what business you are building through to why the biggest thing holding your business back might just be yourself. And just a warning that someone has given David a bell in this episode - and it doesn't get annoying at all......

Duration:00:01:58

072 - Why the vegan children's market is set to explode.

4/6/2022
Why products for vegan children will be the next big growth sector. Last year, Quorn launched their vegan Roarsomes Dinosaur Nuggets, making them one of the first high-profile food companies to bring out a vegan product aimed specifically at children. But new research from The Vegan Society suggests that children are 50% more likely to be vegan than adults, so with demand so high why is this new sector currently so under-served? David takes a detailed look at the Vegan Society's new report...

Duration:00:25:38

071 - How to start a podcast with Jim Moore, Bloody Vegans Productions

3/30/2022
We are joined by the host of The Bloody Vegans Podcast to talk about how to start your own podcast. There seems to be a lot of obstacles to starting your own podcast. Which microphone should you get? How can I create a good-sounding recording space without spending a fortune? How do I get my podcast listed on Apple and Spotify? And once I've actually uploaded my podcast how do I get people to listen to it? David and Jim come together to answer all these questions and to make sure that any...

Duration:00:41:28

070 - Stopping fear from holding you back

3/24/2022
How to overcome the fear that is stopping your vegan business from moving forward. If you see a child jump onto a high wall, it's often accompanied by a panicked parent shouting at that child to get down. We're conditioned from a young age not to take risks, climb high or to rock the boat. But the feeling that we've come to associate as fear is actually a neutral sensation, it's as much our bodies pumping us up to tackle a problem head-on as it is getting us ready to run away. In this...

Duration:00:33:39

069 - Fail fast, fail cheap

3/16/2022
In business you're unlikely to get everything right on your first attempt, so learn to embrace a testing culture. Talk to any successful entrepreneur and they will tell you about all the mistakes, failures and missteps that they had to go through before their business found success. This is because before you launch a business, every decision you make is just your best guess based on your life experience to date. So your job as a business founder is to prove - or disprove - an idea as...

Duration:00:28:03

068 - How Andrew Alexander raised $10k to fund his vegan documentary

3/9/2022
Using crowdfunding to bring massive visibility to your company or project. Andrew Alexander is the director of Creating a Vegan World, a documentary taking a look at what it would actually take to turn the world vegan. But seven days from the end of his crowdfunding campaign to buy the recording kit he needed to get his film on Netflix, Andrew found himself with almost no backing and no real idea of how he was going to hit his target. In this interview, David finds out how Andrew reached his...

Duration:00:31:17

067 - Cash is king: how to not run out of money

3/2/2022
How to forecast your company's cashflow. Cash is probably the most important thing in your business. Suppliers need to be paid, staff need to take their wages and regardless of what you do, if the money stops then your business stops too. Even the most successful businesses can find themselves with cashflow problems. But maintaining an up-to-date cashflow forecast lets you see these financial icebergs so that you can change course before you hit them. In this episode, David looks at how to...

Duration:00:28:56

066 - How to write and publish a vegan book

2/23/2022
How to become a best-selling vegan author. Writing a book is a brilliant way to prove your authority and raise the visibility of both you and your brand - but where do you start? Does it still have the same credibility if you self-publish a book yourself and if so, how do you even decide what you're going to write? In this special extended episode, we are joined by three best-selling vegan authors Mitali Deypurkaystha, Todd Sinclair and Katrina Fox to share their experience and advice for...

Duration:00:31:15

065 - Announcing Vegan Business Tribe Live 2022

2/16/2022
Your chance to come and see us live in London! We take a break from our normal podcast format to announce what is the most ambitious thing we've done yet: two days at the London Olympia for Vegan Business Tribe Live 2022! The event will be part of the newly returned VegfestUK which is the UK's biggest and best vegan consumer expo. In this special announcement episode, David tells you about what you can expect to see on the VBT stage over the weekend and how your vegan business can get a...

Duration:00:13:39