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Six Ways to Get That Big Meeting

Founders share ways to get your foot in the door.

This story appears in the April 2020 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

1. Deliver the goods.

“I sent a fruit basket full of bee-pollinated items and a bunch of our Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Spray to the Whole Foods Canada office, along with a long note about why I started a company that practices sustainable beekeeping to create clean, natural remedies. It got me an email in response, and though I still had to send a lot of follow-ups after that, I finally got someone on the phone. After that call, Whole Foods took us on.” — Carly Stein, founder and CEO, Beekeeper’s Naturals

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