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Jesse Merrill

Co-Founder + CEOGood Culture

Irvine, CA

Member Since December 2023

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Entrepreneurship 101: 12 tips to help business owners succeed

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Apply these methods to build a successful company in today's marketplace. Launching a startup company may seem like a daunting task at the beginning, especially when you're juggling so many responsibilities all at once. You may be feeling overwhelmed, but if you work strategically to find the right balance and remain focused, the decisions you make about going into business will be worth it all in the long run. To share some encouragement, experts from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on the countless ways every business owner can turn their personal experiences (upbringing, hardships, or financial setbacks) into business opportunities they'll be proud to put their name on.

17 business lessons from self-help and personal growth development 

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This is why working on yourself outside of the workplace can improve your ability to be a better manager who is more excited about the job. What does it take to become a better leader in the work world? You could ask 20 different people, but you'd quickly realize that the answer may vary depending on who you are talking to, and what circumstances in their life have shaped who they are today—personally and professionally. Here, 17 members of Fast Company Executive Board discuss what they learned when they blocked some time to focus on self-help improvement and personal growth development opportunities. They also weigh in on what their experience was like and how they applied it at the office. By pushing themselves beyond what's typically expected, these leaders have increased their ability to operate a more efficient and successful company as they continue to inspire their direct reports to do the same.

5 lessons I’ve learned navigating the ever-evolving landscape of food trends


Building a strong brand requires a holistic approach that extends beyond the products themselves.

Company details

Good Culture

Company bio

We believe that if you eat good things, and surround yourself with good, you’ll feel good. Simple as that. That’s why we decided to create a food company that offers real food and simple ingredients from trusted sources, promotes good health, and tastes delicious. At Good Culture, our mission is to make real healing foods available to people without hurting the planet or our animals. We are dedicated to creating the most delicious cultured dairy products made only with the highest quality ingredients you can pronounce. Our cultured dairy products are full of clean protein, live and active cultures, and have none of the bad stuff like preservatives, added hormones or gums. The “good” in Good Culture doesn’t just refer to our products. Good Culture has partnered with 1% for the Planet to support and protect our environment. Each time a consumer purchases a cup of Good Culture, 1 percent of the sale goes to a global network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the earth. In 2018, through 1% for the Planet, we proudly partnered with Kiss the Ground, whose efforts provide regenerative agriculture resources and training to farmers in hopes of reversing climate change. It’s our way of helping the earth heal itself.


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Company size

11 - 50