Starting a business is hard, but even more so for minority founders and women-led companies who are faced with additional barriers, such as lack of investors, networking and resources, available to help create and grow a successful brand. In March 2020, Buckner founded Foodbevy, an online community for food and beverage founders to help them grow from startup to scale. This is accomplished through practical resources including a comprehensive industry directory, discounts and education. In this podcast, Food & Beverage Insider editor in chief Judie Bizzozero and Foodbevy founder Jordan Buckner talk candidly about opportunities and obstacles minority and women-led brands face in the food and beverage sector.
Key insights include:
- Buckner’s personal journey as a BIPOC entrepreneur in the food and beverage industry.
- Solutions to challenges minority brands face in today’s food and beverage sector.
- Resources and opportunities available to brands to help them succeed in business and grow the movement of good food for everyone.
- COVID’s effect on the retail landscape, including sampling, securing shelf space and targeting consumers.
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