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In this alternative milk craze, entrepreneur Brooke Harris created GoodMylkCo. She, like many of us have been told that plant-based milk is better for us. But when Brooke stopped to look at the ingredients, it turns out the product was filled with gums, oils, and ingredients she couldn’t pronounce. This led her to create GoodMylkCo., a game-changing, industry-disrupting plant-based milk product for the masses. Tune in to learn how Brooke Harris launched GoodMylk as a B2B and B2C product, delivering frozen home-made plant-based milk to local cafes, grocery stores, and directly to your home.
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What is the number one attribute that makes a successful entrepreneur? This week on the Badass CEO Podcast, fashion designer, Lela Rose, explains how persistence has been the key to her success. Tune in to learn how to turn no’s into yes’s and build the business you’ve always dreamed of.
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