How the Bite CEO grew her business after turning down 2 ‘Shark Tank’ offers

We are all works in progress; even the successful women you see owning it on Instagram faced stumbling blocks along the way and continue to work hard to stay at the top of their game. In this series, we’re sitting down with the people that inspire us to find out: How’d they do it? And what is success really like? This is “Getting There.”

Lindsay McCormick has always loved nature and felt passionate about the environment. So when the former surf instructor noticed more and more plastic washing up on her surfboard, she knew she had to do something about it. She began working as a TV producer, hoping to one day make a nature documentary. But before that happened, the 36-year-old became frustrated with how many tiny tubes of toothpaste she was throwing away while traveling for work, knowing that many of them would end up in a landfill or the ocean. In 2016, she founded Bite, the maker of toothpaste bits.

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