Forget the negative stereotypes of veganism being the domain of bland, dowdy, cult-following extremists. From Beyoncé launching a plant-based food delivery service and an animal-free cheese being picked up on the popular US TV show Shark Tank to Microsoft founder Bill Gates investing in a company that manufactures meat alternatives, vegan living is finally trendy.
Vegan business owners and entrepreneurs are at the forefront of this global revolution that values people, animals and planet as much as profit.
Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business is the first business book on how to start and grow a business run on vegan principles. Written by award-winning journalist and media coach Katrina Fox, it features insights and advice from over 60 vegan business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing, PR and business growth professionals in the US, Canada, Australia and UK.
The book provides a peek inside the operations of those who have been there, done it and are still doing it. Among the numerous nuggets of wisdom included are:
Learn how to maximize your chances of success and avoid the pitfalls others have experienced in this practical and inspirational ‘how to guide for aspiring and existing vegan business owners and entrepreneurs.
“A timely addition to the reading list of every vegan entrepreneur.”
- Philip Wollen, former VP, Citibank & philanthropist
Superfood Sushi is Sydney's first vegan sushi cafe. Located in Newtown, Superfood Sushi also offers catering services.
The Plant Gallery serves food that looks and tastes incredible, and also happens to be raw, vegan, free of refined sugars and gluten free.
Addiction Food manufactures unique, delicious , ethical, handmade sweets and healthy treats and supplies them to quality food establishments, health food stores, cafes and caterers throughout Australia.
Socially Vegan Cakes is a small bakery finding the perfect and perfectly delicious recipes that allow you to live your vegan life socially. Cakes and other baked goods made to order.
That Vegan Lady specialises in delicious quiches and cupcakes that are available for delivery, as well as event catering.
Iku Wholefood has prepared food as close as possible to its natural state, nutritious ingredients with all their goodness intact - since 1985. Based on macrobiotic philosophies, Iku food is good for people, animals and planet.
Katrina Fox is an award-winning journalist, media coach, content marketer and editor of the vegan business blog VeganBusinessMedia.com.
She has written extensively for niche and mainstream media, including The Sydney Morning Herald, for 17 years on social justice, animal advocacy and ethical business issues.
A passionate animal advocate, Katrina won the Voiceless: The Animal Protection Institute Media Prize for her article, ‘Speciesism: The Final Frontier’, for the ABC’s The Drum website in 2014.
She lives with her wife Tracie and loves glitter and internet cat videos.
www.katrinafox.com and www.veganbusinessmedia.com
Twitter: @katrinafox and @veganbizmedia
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