Lisa talks to Zoey Henderson about how she turned her love for functional mushrooms into a thriving craft-ale business, and answers the two questions on everyone’s mind when they hear about a beer made from fungus: does it taste like mushrooms, and will it get you high?!
Every month we feature one of our Vegan Business Tribe members in Vegan Food & Living Magazine – the UK’s best-selling vegan magazine. These companies may not always be the biggest vegan businesses, but they are all shining examples of how diverse the vegan business scene has become. Read all 12 interviews from the first year of our business column here.
Following a cancer diagnosis, Dr Laura Freeman found overwhelming evidence that a plant-based diet reduced a person’s cancer risk, could treat high cholesterol and reverse type 2 diabetes. Lisa talks to Laura about how this revelation led to her transition from being a GP to setting up Plant Based Health Online.
Vegan businesses can achieve so much more when we work together. Katrina Fox is a celebrated vegan author, journalist, PR guru, podcaster and business mentor. In this 30 minute interview, we talk to Katrina about how vegan businesses can better collaborate to help us all further the vegan business cause.
You may have been told that vegan is too much of a fad to launch into, or it’s too small a marketplace to grow a successful business. But what’s the truth about that, and if that’s the case why are so many vegan businesses growing so quickly right now? Let’s take a look at how big the marketplace is for a vegan business or service.
It doesn’t matter if you sell a physical product or if you offer a vegan service (or even if you are a charity looking for donations) you rely on people handing over their money. So how do you REALLY find more customers for your vegan business? It’s time to go right back to basics.
Lisa talks to Laura about how her work with Primary Veducation is creating a vegan-inclusive education system.
Learn how Laura is empowering vegan children, parents, teachers (and herself!) to help revolutionise how schools recognise and cater for veganism.
From mice in your kitchen to foxes in your garden, Kevin Newell will have the solution to solve the problem with the least impact on the animal. In this interview, Kevin shares how he views the animal as his clients as much as his human customers and tells David how he built a successful vegan alternative to ‘pest control’ with a strict no-kill and humane capture policy.
We talk a lot about success, but what about the taboos in business that EVERYONE goes through but few talk about? Business failure, debt, mental health pressures, hidden disabilities… We bring together three successful vegan entrepreneurs to have an honest discussion about these things that we don’t talk about in business.
Jecks Stone runs Persona Abode Interiors, a vegan interior design company. Lisa talks to Jecks about how ethical interior design and veganism go hand in hand, and how she uses this knowledge to create ethical wellness spaces.
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