Natural Products Business School

Join New Hope Network and TIG for a half day of learning and networking purpose-built for emerging brands. The Natural Products Business School provides an opportunity to connect with and gain impactful insights from a supportive ecosystem of industry experts and peers. Whether you're just kick-starting your venture or searching for the missing insight, resource, or connection, the Natural Products Business School is here to provide guidance, valuable insights, and strategic connections to propel you toward success.

Secure your spot today when you register for Expo West! Select the option to add Natural Products Business School to your badge for only $150 (includes post-show digital learning opportunities and resources).

New this year, build your own personalized course schedule! Topics every entrepreneur must know will be covered during intimate table discussions with industry experts throughout the day. Additionally, get your “report card” stamped at the completion of each of your courses and use this for a chance to win multiple prizes from TIG and New Hope at the end of the day!

Natural Products Business School Presentation

Choose from:

  • How To Position Your Brand for Success in Fundraising + Fundraising Essentials
  • Pitches 101
  • Good Design is Beautiful. GREAT Design is Effective.
  • Debt Financing Options at Every Stage
  • Foodservice Fundamentals
  • Finding & Successfully Engaging with Investors
  • U.S. Label & Labelling Compliance to Be MarketReady
  • Deep Dive on Unit Economics
  • Mindfulness & Techniques to Reduce Stress & Increase Focus
  • Elevating Brand Trust & Influence: Mastering PR in the Consumer Space
  • Legal 101: Structure, IP, Taxes, Employees, Etc.
  • Amazon Dimes: 10 Things Every Marketer Needs To Know in 2024
  • How to Protect Your Brand from Copycats
  • Building Brand Credibility: Communicating with the Values-Driven Consumer to Break Through a Competitive Landscape
  • Multi-Channel Pricing Strategy for a Healthy Business
  • Mastering the Art of Selling: Strategies for Pitching Your Product to Grocery Buyers
  • Strategic Inventory Planning to Scale Successfully
  • Raising Money from Angels or VCs
  • Demystifying Amazon & E-Commerce
  • Margins & Amazon: How To Not Lose Your Shirt & Scale Profitably On America's Biggest Ecommerce Channel
  • Impact Innovation & Storytelling: How to Pick & Package What Sells
  • From Brief to Brilliance: Creating Genuine Connections and Successful Communication in Influencer Partnerships for Emerging Brands
  • Efficient & Effective Advisor/Investor Communications
  • Scrappy Digital Marketing in Uncertain Times
  • Is it time to grow? Understanding Operations Scalability
  • The Top 3 Hiring Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)
  • Entrepreneurship - Not for the Faint of Heart!
  • Selecting & Managing Brokers & Brand Management Companies
  • A CPG Launch Plan - Foundation Through Activation
  • Shopper Marketing: Crafting a Winning Strategy
  • Angel & Venture Capital Term Sheets
  • Financing Your Brand in an Increasingly Expensive World
  • Crafting Authentic Narratives: Leveraging Diversity in Brand Storytelling
  • How to Speak Copacker: Preparing to Outsource Production
  • How to Maximize Value Selling Your Business
  • First Year Sales
  • Packaging That Sells: Master Strategic Storytelling on the Shelf
  • Mapping Out a Growth Plan & Bottom's Up Sales Budget
  • Contracting with Co-manufacturers
  • Weaving Impact Into Your Business
  • Brand Licensing 101

9:00am Opening Remarks & Group Activity
9:15am Keynote: Building Your Business with Alignment Funding

  • Elliot Begoun, TIG

9:35am Workshop Session #1
10:30am Break
10:45am Entrepreneur Fireside Chat

  • Tal Garden, FUN Sesames
  • Matt Levine, Chlorophyll Water
  • Clara Paye, UNiTE Food

11:00am Workshop Session #2
11:55am Networking Lunch
12:55 pm: Workshop Session #3
1:50pm Graduation + Raffle

Education Track: Building Your Business

In Partnership with:

Date & Time
Tuesday March 12th, 2024 9:00am PDT
End Date & Time
Tuesday March 12th, 2024 2:00pm PDT
Marriott, Grand Ballroom F