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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Oct 28, 2018

Tyler Merrick, founder and CEO of  Project 7 started 10yrs ago after learning about social entrepreneurship through a friend. He soon discovered, however, that social entrepreneurship works only when people want to buy the product you’re selling. A

fter restart of the brand and  reformulated products, Project 7’s sales now exceed $10 million, and its gums and gummy bears are distributed at Target, Meijer, SuperValu, Starbucks and elsewhere. The company donates a minimum of 10% of its profits to seven areas of focus, including tree-planting, clean water and anti-bullying program.

gourmet gummies

  • Merrick talks about his pet care venture he worked in over 10yrs
  • Being a For Profit supporting non-profits
  • Why having good product should be the focus vs. the social mission
  • The seven areas of need across the globe that Project 7 helps fund
  • How he penetrated the gum and candy business
  • Failing in business
  • How others can create sustainable goods and create a business/products that they can have an impact on social good?
  • and much more!

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How Project 7's Tyler Merrick Channeled His Inner Willy Wonka To Turn Around His Gum Startup

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