Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Sher Kopman, Co-Owner of AVO Café, located in Carlsbad, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are an All Vegan Organic Café that focuses on whole, unprocessed, unrefined food and drinks. We cater to those well versed in a healthy lifestyle, transitioning into being more plant-based or interested in feeling the difference our food offers in digestion and overall wellness.

Tell us about yourself

We started in the sauce business 10 years ago and used these formulations to enhance the flavor profile of all our menu items. We love to educate people on the difference our ingredients make in taste, texture, and enjoyment of their experience at our café.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Creating the perfect balance in all we have to offer and feeling overjoyed by the reaction we get every day from our customers.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

We work very hard at maintaining consistency with the quality, quantity, and availability of everything on our menu. We never compromise - all vegan, organic always!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Make sure you live what you do, offer a service or product that you stand behind personally, and treat people you work with equally and fairly. All of the above should be based on honesty and respect.

Where can people find you and your business?


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