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Six Ways to Get That Big Meeting Founders share ways to get your foot in the door.

By Entrepreneur Staff

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

Pete Ryan

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

2. Save your pennies.

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