Shark Tank participants, Wild Squirrel Nut Butter founders Erika and Keeley know a thing or two about rapid growth and how to get to that point. Think their growth was all based on luck? Think again, these women know how to hustle. Watch the playback of episode 45 of YFE LIVE to find out how they did it.
About our Guests
Keeley and Erika were in their sophomore year at the University of Oregon when they began making unique, all-natural peanut butter for their friends and family. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to their new products, the two named their company Wild Squirrel and launched a website, selling flavors such as Honey Pretzel, Chocolate Coconut, and Vanilla Espresso. After a summer of selling at farmers markets and online, the girls launched their company in local stores. A year after jars were put on store shelves, the two have left school and are pursuing the business full time.
The two have appeared in Oprah and Glamour magazines, the Huffington Post, as well as on the hit ABC show Shark Tank.
Click to find out where you can find Wild Squirrel Nut Butter near you.
About our Guest Host
Carissa Dunphy, host of the Small Businesses Do It Better show, interviews small business owners, entrepreneurs and industry experts. Carissa is very passionate about supporting small businesses, providing valuable resources and sharing her knowledge about entrepreneurship. She also helps small businesses improve their online presence with her blog, Caffeine Keyboard.
Click to watch Carissa’s last episode of Small Businesses Do it Better.