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5 Enablers to Leveraging more Entrepreneurial Skills, tools, and mindsets

What needs to be true?

We’ve talked to many leaders who know that they need to take a more entrepreneurial, consumer-centric approach to innovate, and need to kickstart those changes across the organization but have trouble figuring out what steps to take first. They want to be an advocate of change, driving progress toward a leaner, more entrepreneurial environment, but […]

Consumers seek Natural, Non-Addictive Solutions to Relieve Stress & Anxiety

“People aren’t coming into the category (natural products and organic)  because they got a raise, they’re coming because of health issues and a variety of other reasons, and they’re staying.” – Nicholas McCoy, Whipstitch Capital To feel their best – physically, mentally, and emotionally – consumers are seeking relief from stress and anxiety and are […]

Courageous Founders: Tim Brown, Co-Founder of AllBirds

How might your company embrace sustainability as behavior while also meeting consumer needs and expectations?  We recently were lucky enough to hear first hand from one of our favorite examples of a company doing this, and doing it well: Allbirds. Tim Brown, the co-founder of Allbirds, is a University of Cincinnati DAAP grad. He’d recently […]

Expo West 2020 Preview

Natural Products Expo West is the world’s largest gathering around natural, organic, and healthy products.  The 2020 trade show is less than three weeks away, and producer New Hope Network has shared that themes we can expect to be prevalent include sustainable packaging, regenerative agriculture, and responsible sourcing. We’ll be at Expo West (for the fourth […]

CBD 3.0

For the third year in a row, CBD will be front and center at Natural Products Expo West next month as its use continues to trend in food & beverage, supplements, and beauty. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the industrial farming of hemp, and startups and small businesses quickly brought products to market. At last […]