What a weekend!
Our first Vegan Business Tribe Live took place at the London Olympia as part of VegfestUK 2022 in front of standing-room-only audiences. Over two days, more than 20 speakers and panellists shared their expertise on the Vegan Business Tribe stage to help you grow a successful vegan business.
We also subsidised twelve stalls at Vegfest to create a Vegan Business Tribe village, giving our members the chance to have a stand at the UK’s biggest and best vegan consumer show at a hugely reduced price. Watch the recordings of all 11 sessions below.
Live video playbacks
VBTL22: How to start a vegan business
Have you got an idea for a vegan business but you don’t know where to start? Or have you recently launched and you want to know how to grow quicker? In this live session, Vegan Business Tribe founder David Pannell will show you how to start a business that aligns with your vegan ethics – from testing your idea to the realities of getting funding and investment.
VBTL22: Finding investment & scaling up your vegan business
We bring together three vegan entrepreneurs who have successfully found investment and scaled-up their vegan businesses to find out how they did it. From how to get your company ‘investment ready’ to how they got deals with the major retailers and distributors. Featuring Clive’s Purely Plants, One Planet Pizza and Love Seitan.
VBTL22: The next big trends in vegan and plant-based
Where are the vegan and plant-based sectors heading next? What do consumers want? What are the next big opportunities for businesses and what should you be paying attention to next? Presented by Louisianna Waring, the Senior Insight Officer at The Vegan Society.
VBTL22: How to get your vegan business in the news
How do you get noticed as a vegan business? In this session, Caroline Burgess-Pike (former Veganuary writer and founder of Eden Green PR) shows you how to get your vegan business in the news. Eden Green PR have run successful campaigns for many high-profile vegan brands and will show you all the tips and tricks of getting your business picked up by the news outlets.
VBTL22: Green finance: putting your money where your heart is
The green economy is booming, but it can still be hard to make sure that your money isn’t going towards funding projects that don’t align with your ethics. In this panel session hosted by Vegan Accountants, four financial experts look at ways to make sure that your savings, investments and even business finance is as green and ethical as possible.
VBTL22: How to get people to buy from vegan & ethical companies
With everyone from global fast-food chains to high-street fashion brands offering vegan and plant-based options, how do we get more consumers to buy from ethical, vegan-founded companies? Join Claire Michalski as she speaks with a group of vegan-founded businesses to discuss how companies can get consumers to care.
VBTL22: How to find more customers for your vegan business
Regardless of what your business does, it cannot grow (or even survive) if it does not have enough people spending money with you. In this session, Vegan Business Tribe founder David Pannell explains what makes people buy and shows you how to lead customers from first knowing about you to then becoming your customers.
VBTL22: How to write & publish your vegan book
Writing a book is a brilliant way to let more people know about the vegan cause, but it’s also a great way to prove your authority and raise the visibility of both you and your brand.
However, where do you start? How do you even decide what you’re going to write and does it still have the same credibility if you decide to self-publish?
VBTL22: How to have a successful vegan podcast
Podcasting has become one of the most popular ways for people to consume information, but podcasting is also a brilliant way to further the vegan cause whilst raising your own visibility at the same time. In this panel discussion, four vegan podcasting legends give their tips and tricks for how you too can have your own successful vegan podcast.
VBTL22: So you want to run an animal sanctuary?
Many vegans dream of one day running their own animal sanctuary, it seems the perfect way to bring together your vegan ethics with making a real difference in the world. But successfully running an animal rescue can be harder than you think. In this session, we bring together a group of vegan sanctuary owners to tell us the realities of running an animal shelter and to share their stories and tips for others thinking about setting up their own.
VBTL22: 20 top tips to save tax in your business
If you are serious about your vegan business being successful then it’s important that you get it on a secure financial footing. Join Keith Lesser, Vegan Business Tribe Live sponsor and owner of Vegan Accountants, as he gives 20 top tips and tricks to save tax in your business – from how you can pay yourself more efficiently to how changing who you bank with can save you money.