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Inspiration from the Dog Park   My friend LeeAnn has a huge heart. So much that she's adopted 5 rescue dogs: 4 chihuahuas and 1 Italian greyhound. Last weekend we loaded up my car and took all 5 dogs to her neighborhood dog park. It's a rare treat for her dogs because it requires more than one human to manage it.    Her neighborhood dog park has two designated...

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New Workshop Series for Vegan Entrepreneurs   Next Leap is excited to launch a workshop series for entrepreneurs called "Kickstart Your Vegan Business!" This workshop is happening twice this summer: in the San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley) on June 27 and San Diego on July 21!   This workshop will help vegans launch or grow their business. We create a Business Model Canvas, which has been used successfully for...

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  Last week Lisa & Dawn visited Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. This annual extravaganza is the biggest natural products trade show in the world, with over 3000 exhibitors and more than 80,000 food industry attendees. We’re talking massive convention halls filled with innovative food vendors giving out free samples of their latest creations, with plentiful amounts of vegan food. We won’t need to...

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I grew up watching The Jetsons, where in the future, humans pop pills that fill them up instead of eating. The Jetsons creators were right that technology advances will change how we eat, but it won't be a gimic in pill form.   Right now there's an urgent calling for a better way to eat: the need to combat climate change, end world hunger, stop animal cruelty,...

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