We had the good fortune of connecting with Tracey McGill and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tracey, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I think the key to starting a business or developing an idea is solving a problem, and what I’ve found is most entrepreneurs creativeness comes from solving a problem that impacts them or their loved ones directly- which is exactly how On Board came to fruition. At the time finding limited ingredient skincare for sensitive, allergy-prone skin was extremely difficult; especially in travel sizes. Through the years customers with eczema, psoriasis and allergies have found comfort and excitement with my products, helping them ease their skin issues.
We also exclusively use products that are fair trade sourced, as well as products that are packaged with recyclable glass and paper.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
On Board Organics is a limited ingredient, small batch skincare company that specializes in travel sizes. Merging a wanderlust soul and skincare for those with skin sensitivities, we believe that you should never have to compromise your skincare routine while seeking life’s adventures. Though we love travel sizes, we have staycation sizes too.
We started at the farmers markets across Los Angeles and Orange County, getting direct feedback from customers, growing the brand not only with sales, but developing more products along they way. Every milestone has come with grow pains, and yet afterglow aura since of excitement of accomplishment. Then setting the bar higher and without a road map, trial and error, gut instinct and sometimes saying yes to getting out of my comfort zone has been how growth has come. A New Years resolution for the business and setting a course of action to succeed.
A few great lessons I’ve learned is:
Finding a community of entrepreneurs helps nurture your ideas, (and creates wonderful friendships.)
Shutting off for downtime. Take time off, the work will still be waiting, life doesn’t stop.
Say yes, even when your uncomfortable

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
All the places to see in LA? Well, I’m a foodie, so don’t mind my favorites spots. Lunch at Bottega Louie followed up with a cocktail at Casey’s Irish Pub in downtown.
A run around the Rose Bowl, and a scoop at 21 flavors
Have to do either the Hollywood sign hike and Griffith Observatory, or the big hike at Runyon Canyon. Stop for a light bite and cocktail at Everleigh.
Paddleboard in Malibu off the pier and get fish and chips at Gladstone’s.
Walk along the water and boardwalk in Venice. Treat yourself to Teddy’s Red Tacos.
Bike along the water from Will Rogers to Santa Monica pier and stop at Shutters.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Besides my parents who don’t know what social media is, I’d love to Shoutout! to Susie Roberts. A wonderful friend, honest advisor, new product tester/ guinea pig and motivator to help polish, grow and seek new opportunities.

Website: Onboardorganics.com

Instagram: @onboardorganics

Twitter: @onboardorganics

Facebook: @onboardorganics

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