EP 2 — The Business of Adaptogens with Sun Potion's Founder, Scott Linde
Scott Linde talks about how he started Sun Potion nearly 8 years ago, the ways he sources plants, how code is incorporated into his business and so much more. This is a good listen! Sharing stories like Sun Potion’s is exactly why I created Contrapreneur. As Scott would say, in-joy!
In this episode we talk about...
Scott’s upbringing - an early intro to plant science, rigorously structured schooling and how he ended up in California
Tuning into the body by receiving rolfing
His first superfood smoothies - by the vitamix full!
How Sun Potion sources their products
Beginning to work with labs to test bioavailability and bioactivity
The foundation of introducing the plants to the people
Adaptogens are burgeoning in popularity, but they’re ancient!
Collaboration in the herbal wellness field
Redefining what it means to be a shareholder
Started the company with $10,000 of personal savings
Had a customer purchasing $10,000 of product monthly from the start
Not interested in having investors to grow Sun Potion any faster than it is organically growing
Authentic representation of life
99% is a bitch and 100% is a breeze
Sees business as a service vehicle to the plants
Contracts a lot of work out
“This business will grow just as long as you’re growing. It will grow as much as you’re able to grow. It’s okay whenever you decide you want to stop growing, you should just know the business will stop growing too.”
Finds the accountability of a Vistage group beneficial
Why Sun Potion is diverging into natural fabrics