'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.

 

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. Support 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.

As well as supporting our mission, all members and patrons get full access to:

‘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.

Connect with our full VBT community on Slack 

Download the Slack app to post messages and get support from our community of vegan business owners.

Twice-monthly online networking meet-ups

Get to know other vegan business owners, present your business and maybe make a few new friends along the way!

Fresh new content every single week

Weekly interviews, articles and podcasts (all from a vegan point of view) to help you create a successful vegan business.

Regular business clinics with Lisa & David

Need some hands-on help? Come together in a small group for an hour where we aim to solve each other’s problems.

‘Make It Happen’ goals & accountability sessions

Meet up with Lisa and a group of members on the first Monday of every month to set goals – and then keep to them!

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

We want to get to know you!  When you sign-up, we’ll invite you for a 30 minute 1-2-1 on Zoom to see how we can help.

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!

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 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.

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!

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.

You can control all your account settings, including cancelling your membership at any time yourself, from your membership dashboard.

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 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.

We don’t have an ‘interview’ podcast format, all our episodes are instructional on how to build a successful vegan business. On rare occasions we produce an episode with someone who is a specialist in their field; these are run in a workshop format to help up-skill vegan business owners and vegan entrepreneurs.

However, we do hold panel discussions a few times a year, and if you think that you might be a good fit for a particular topic which would specifically be helpful to vegan businesses (eg funding, market research etc) then do let us know and we’ll keep that on record if a place comes up in future. Note that you must be vegan yourself!

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!

Ready to join the tribe?!

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. Support 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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