Frequently-asked questions:

We (Lisa & David) founded Vegan Business Tribe because we don’t understand why a vegan business should be the one that has to carry a label.  Why should we have to point out that our companies don’t cause cruelty or harm to animals?  It should be the companies that do cause harm to animals that have to carry a warning label.

And the only way we’re going to get to that point is to make vegan business the new normal.  We need to scale up those already running a vegan business to have a much bigger impact, because it’s not enough just to run a vegan business.  You need to run a successful vegan business if you’re ever going to help us move towards a vegan world.

And we’ve created a community full of amazing vegan business owners across the world at Vegan Business Tribe who are helping each other do just that.

We set out with the goal to help as many vegan businesses as possible with our knowledge and raw enthusiasm for the vegan business scene, which is why want to make our content available to as many people as possible.

However, many companies want to support our mission, which is why we also have our member and patron tiers to fund the work we do.  In return, we give these members access to our wider community and extra events and support.

Yes you can!  All members and patrons get a welcome 30 minute 1-2-1 with Lisa and David so that we can get to know you and find out more about your business.

For ongoing support, you can ask Lisa and David for their support in our Slack community hub, our forums or you can join our live business clinics to talk about your business with Lisa & David in a small group.

We define a ‘vegan business’ as a business that is owned by vegans and selling a product or service that does not harm animals in any way. The majority of our members meet this definition.

However, we also have some members whose businesses were not set up as vegan businesses but their main product is a vegan one and they want help and support reaching a wider vegan market.

We also have a lot of vegan businesses who don’t lead with the vegan message at all – so most consumers would never know!  We love a bit of vegan by stealth…

As you would expect, the vast majority of our members are vegan themselves and their businesses are the way they are helping to bring about a vegan world. 

However, non-vegans are still welcome to join us because we were all non-vegan ourselves at some point in our lives.  And surrounding yourself with other wonderful people who have made a major change in their life to be true to their own ethics may just lead you further down your own plant-based journey.

Because we are based in the UK, many of our members are European – but we also have members from New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and many other countries!

However, we like to say it is our veganism that brings us all together as business owners rather than our geography, so we have events that cover all time zones.

Not at all!  Vegan Business Tribe is run by a couple (Lisa & David) and a number of our members are the same.  If you run your business with a partner, friend or family member then you are welcome to join all our live events, business clinics and networking events as a twosome!

That’s great, we’d love to have you with us!  To upgrade from our fan tier to become a member or patron (or upgrade from a member to a patron), just go to your account settings when you’re logged in.

Not at all!  You can cancel your account at any time.

You can control all your account settings, including cancelling your membership at any time yourself, from your membership dashboard when you’re logged in to the site.  Just click on ‘Account settings’ on the member’s dashboard and you can cancel your account directly there.

Note: if you cancel your membership it will remain active (ie you will still have full access) until your next monthly renewal date, at which stage you will be downgraded automatically to the fan tier.  If you have any issues with your subscription please email hello@veganbusinesstribe.com

Yes, just go to your member’s dashboard (visible once signed in) and click on ‘account settings’.  Under the ‘payments’ menu option you can download an invoice for each month.

We certainly do!  We have a full directory of all Vegan Business Tribe members and patrons on the member’s dashboard page when you’re logged in to our website.  Our members directory is viewable to all members and patrons.

We add each new member and patron to this directory shortly after you sign up or upgrade to the membership or patron tiers.

Our Community Hub on Slack is where our members and patrons talk to each other, ask for help and support and shout about their wins. It’s also where you have direct access to our founders Lisa & David, and it’s where a great deal of the activity at Vegan Business Tribe happens!

All members and patrons have full access to our Community Hub and you’ll be sent an invitation shortly after you sign up on the member or patron tier.  Looking forward to seeing you in there!

All members and patrons have full access to our Community Hub on Slack.  If you’ve recently changed your phone, then download the Slack app again and log in using your Slack login details.

If you’ve forgotten your Slack login details, we invited you to our Community Hub using the email address you signed up to Vegan Business Tribe with.  So just enter that email address into Slack and click ‘forgot your password’ to reset your password.

Absolutely!  We have a number of members who don’t yet have a vegan business but either have an idea for one or are heading in that direction.  They find it really useful to surround themselves with vegan entrepreneurs to stimulate their passion and ideas!

We cover funding extensively in our content and have interviewed a number of experts and investors about funding a vegan business for our members. We have even run our own crowdfunding programme for members!

If funding is your biggest question at the moment then talk to us about this in your welcome 1-2-1 as a member and we will signpost you to lots of information for where to start.

Live events are accessible to all our members and patrons.  Just log in, head over to the events page, select your event and click the calendar link to book.

You will receive a Zoom link (and reminders before the event) after you book.  If you would like text reminders, remember to add your mobile number!

Our marketing course is part of our full membership (both the member and patron tiers).  You will find a link to start it in your member’s dashboard after you sign-up.

Yes, you can!  If you need help with a topic or have a specific question relating to that section, post a question at the end of the chapter and Lisa or David will respond with their thoughts.

You can even read through everyone else’s questions (and Lisa & David’s answers) on that chapter to get even more insight.

We regularly interview members for both the website and our monthly business feature we write in Vegan Food & Living Magazine.

However, we look to highlight the best of vegan business.  That does not mean the biggest or even most successful, but those who are TRULY REMARKABLE.  If you have a specialist skill that you think other members would benefit from learning about, or have an amazing story to tell – or if you think we’ve never seen a vegan business like yours before – then please let us know at our initial 1-2-1 chat as a member or patron.

Note that we only feature companies that are vegan, or owned and run by vegan founders.

We love our members suggesting new topics for us to cover and regularly ask in our Slack group what people want to see. Do feel free to share your idea for a topic in our Slack group.

Our weekly podcast is a solo / instructional show so we don’t book guests. When we do feature people on the podcast they are usually our Vegan Business Tribe members.

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