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WHO WE ARE.

Vegan Business Center was established in 2018 by entrepreneurs with the intentions of making the world a better place. We strive to empower small business to have a strong influence in their communities by making choices that customers and clients can feel proud to support.

According to an article in Forbes Magazine by Katrina Fox, “The plant-based revolution is here to stay. Make sure you don’t get left behind.” Our team intends to help new vegan businesses become established and successful to positively impact the communities they interact with, as well as to support small businesses who wish to transition to using more sustainable business strategies.

Technically, Vegan Business Center is registered as a for-profit business, but we operate as a business with the intention of helping others. We are working to establish a 501(c)(3) that will be called Vegan Business Foundation to help provide more funding and support for vegan businesses.

Periodically, Vegan Business Center will host events to raise money for organization and businesses in need of financial support. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our funding guidelines.

No! We are a resource and support project–we provide education, resources, and guidance, but setting up your business for you would be doing you and your business a disservice. Our goal is to work with business entrepreneurs to empower new business owners to be successful with their startup and continued progression of their unique ideas.

Collaboration

Starting a new business can be daunting without having prior experience and being entrepreneurs ourselves, our team understands the challenges involved with getting a business off the ground. The VBC entrepreneurial team connected in the summer of 2018 through a discussion about the continuously growing success of vegan businesses. Our team currently consists of a small group of dedicated volunteers who empathize with new business owners and wish to collaborate to strengthen the movement of creating healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable communities. Our team at Vegan Business Center now works diligently to partner with other like-minded organizations to continue increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of a collaborative mission to make the world a better place. 

COLLABORATORS:

WHAT THE DOUGH

What the Dough is a partner of VBC, bringing tasty treats to events all throughout Florida

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NOOR XVII

Noor XVII is a partner of VBC, offering emcee services and public speaking advice.

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SOLUTIONARY EVENTS

Solutionary Events is a partner of VBC, offering event coordination advice for vegan businesses and organizations

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VEGETARIANS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

VegCF is a partner of VBC, connecting our team with the Central Florida community and beyond.

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THE DISTRICT MARKET AT MILLS 50

The District Market at Mills 50 is a partner of VBC, providing venue space for pop-up shops.

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VEGAN BUSINESS MAKES SENSE.

According to research by the CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, corporations that are actively managing and planning for climate change secure an 18% higher return on investment (ROI) than companies that aren’t – and 67% higher than companies who refuse to disclose their emissions.

Found in Forbes Magazine, “sales of plant-based food in the US went up by 8.1% during the past year, topping $3.1 billion, according to research carried out by Nielsen for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and the Good Food Institute.”

In 2017, the demand for vegan products spiked by 140%!!!

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Demand Spike for Vegan Products in 2017

MEET OUR TEAM.

PJ and Veronica Perez founded What the Dough, a Central Florida based vegan pizza and cinnamon roll business to raise money toward starting the Vegan Business Center initiative. Through selling their tasty treats at Orlando’s Solutionary Peace Walk & Festival in June 2018, the couple connected with Jenna Bardroff and Kevin Layton, volunteers of the non-profit organization Solutionary Events. They also connected with the emcees of the event, Royce Ashcroft and Imari Spigner, founders of Noor XVII, a vegan entertainment network that specializes in hosting mixers, photoshoots and fashion shows! VBC now works closely with What the Dough, Noor XVII, Solutionary Events, District at Mills 50, and Vegetarians of Central Florida, as well as various business venues for event coordination.

PJ, VERONICA, AND PETER PEREZ
PJ, VERONICA, AND PETER PEREZ
ROYCE ASHCROFT AND IMARI SPIGNER
ROYCE ASHCROFT AND IMARI SPIGNERController
KEVIN LAYTON AND JENNA BARDROFF
KEVIN LAYTON AND JENNA BARDROFF
JAMEY HARPER
JAMEY HARPER

DON’T WAIT-

YOUR BUSINESS COULD SAVE THE WORLD.

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CONTACT US

  • veganbusinesscenter@gmail.com