Join members around the world!

Join our mission and get full access to:

Online networking meet-ups on Zoom

Meet other vegan business owners and link up with other people on the same mission.  Held three times a month covering both UK and global time zones.

Learn in our Vegan Business Academy

Learn from vegan business experts. Online courses, masterclasses, interviews & more to help you grow your vegan business.

A free welcome 1-2-1 with Lisa & David

Book a 20 minute 1-2-1 with Lisa & David when you sign-up to see how we can help and to introduce you to your new Tribe!

Connect with our full VBT community on Slack 

Get full access to our active community on Slack. Post your questions and share your wins! Got a question for our experts Lisa & David? Post them here too!

‘How to market your vegan business’ course

Are you struggling to market your vegan business? Learn everything you need to know over 25 online modules to work through at your own pace.

‘Make It Happen’ goals & accountability sessions

Meet up with Lisa and our Make It Happen group on the first Monday of every month to set your goals – and then keep to them! UK and global times available.

Invites and deals for exclusive events

Be the first to get invited to exclusive events and also to take part in member-only campaigns and special deals!

Don’t be isolated with our co-working sessions

Join us for focused two-hour work sessions where you can work on your own task with other VBT members in the background on Zoom. UK and global times available.

Vegan Food & Living Magazine interviews

Read our full archive of interviews we’ve done with our members for the UK’s biggest vegan magazine, and maybe even get interviewed yourself!

Regular business clinics in small groups

Have a problem in your business or want to get feedback on a new idea?  Join us in a small-group business clinic to get support! UK and global times available.

Fresh new content every single week

New content, interviews, articles and panel discussions every single week to help you build a successful vegan business.

Watch back all our events in our member archive

Missed an event, or want to catch up from our archive of events?  Get access to our archive of event recordings.

And more... !

Members also get invited to join our campaigns, such as group crowdfunding, testing new services and exclusive member programmes.  You also get added (and get access to) our members’ directory for other members to find you.

Fan

£Free

Love what we’re doing but not ready to get involved yet? Become a fan and get access to our weekly email and free content – and receive invites to occasional free non-member seminars.

Member

£12.99 a month

Our default membership. Join our mission and get full access to everything! The site, our community, all content, courses, training, support and events.

Includes a 20-minute welcome 1-2-1 session with Lisa and David and access to our VBT community hub on Slack where you can communicate with all the other members.

No minimum membership length, cancel any time through your member dashboard.

Patron

£99 a month

Want to support our mission to help vegan businesses make a bigger impact? Become a patron to still get full access to everything, but know that you’re also actively enabling our mission.

'Vegan' businesses shouldn't need a label.

It's the ones that are not that should carry a warning.

Why should we have to point out that our companies don’t cause cruelty or harm to animals? We need to make vegan businesses the new normal and skill-up those already running a vegan business to have a bigger impact.

If you believe in this too – we want you to be part of our journey.

 

VBT is all about supporting our members. So what do they say?

Who are our vegan business experts Lisa & David?

Vegan Business Tribe was founded by Lisa and David from Promote Vegan – a vegan consultancy helping high street brands and large food companies better understand the vegan consumer. 

David is a former ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has built (and sold!) a number of previous successful businesses; Lisa writes the monthly business column for the UK’s biggest Vegan magazine, Vegan Food & Living. Lisa and David also work with The Vegan Society as their official UK agents for The Vegan Trademark.

We launched Vegan Business Tribe at the start of 2020 and the success stories we’ve helped generate along with the new friends we’ve made along the way have been phenomenal!

Read our full story here >

 

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 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 run on vegan ethics, selling a product or service that is free from animal ingredients and does not does not harm animals in any way.

We also have a lot of members with vegan businesses but don’t lead with the vegan message at all – so most consumers would never know they are supporting cruelty-free!  We love a bit of vegan by stealth…

Vegan Business Tribe is a support community for vegan businesses – so as you would expect, nearly all our members are vegan. 

We do welcome members who have a vegan business and are on the way to becoming vegan themselves.  Often having the support of other vegans around you will help you take that final step!

If you are not vegan yourself (and have no interest in being so) then we would ask you to think about your motivation for wanting to join a vegan business support group.  If you are not vegan but think that Vegan Business Tribe might be a good place for you to find vegan customers then we would instead suggest talking to Lisa and David through their consultancy Promote Vegan which helps companies engage with vegan consumers and understand the vegan marketplace better.

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 Slack asks for our workspace name it is:
vegan-business-tribe.slack.com

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!

If you’ve booked on to one of our live events and then realise you can’t make it then there’s a cancellation link in the original email confirmation you received when you booked your place. Please click the cancellation link in that email (or in any reminder emails about that live event) to cancel your place.

If you can’t find the email, just search for anything you’ve received from ‘notifications@calendly.com’ which is the email address all our confirmation and reminder emails are sent from for our live events.

When you’re logged in to our website go to your account settings and you’ll be able to update your email address and business details easily all within there.

When you’re logged in to our website go to your account settings and you’ll be able to change your email address by clicking the ‘Change Password’ link underneath your current email address and business details.

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.

However, we do hold panel discussions a few times a year, and do some collaborations and features with vegan business owners. So if you’re vegan yourself then do send us an email at hello@veganbusinesstribe.com

We actually create all of our Vegan Business Tribe content in house, although we do sometimes interview guests if we’re doing workshops. We do also have some members who are sometimes interested in having guest bloggers. So if you’re vegan yourself and want to get involved then do send us an email at hello@veganbusinesstribe.com

Still have a question?

Can’t find the answer to your question above, or just want to talk to Lisa & David before signing-up?  Send us a message below!

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Fan

£Free

Love what we’re doing but not ready to get involved yet? Become a fan and get access to our weekly email and free content – and receive invites to occasional free non-member seminars.

Member

£12.99 a month

Our default membership. Join our mission and get full access to everything! The site, our community, all content, courses, training, support and events.

Includes a welcome 1-2-1 session with Lisa and David and access to our VBT community hub on Slack where you can communicate with all the other members.

No minimum membership length, cancel any time through your member dashboard.

Patron

£99 a month

Want to support our mission to help vegan businesses make a bigger impact? Become a patron to still get full access to everything, but know that you’re also actively enabling our mission.

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