Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dylan Menter, Founder, and CEO of Bear Balanced, located in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are the creators of the World's First Creatine Gummy®, and our customers are driven fitness, health, and wellness enthusiasts.
Tell us about yourself
I come from a USMC, aerospace (SpaceX), and bodybuilding background. I've always been keen on the physical and mental elements of a performance. They have a major impact on our ability to make progress in our career, personal life, and extracurricular goals. The "easy button," for which I have built a simple form-factor all-natural product around, is creatine monohydrate. It helps those who supplement increase their baseline capacity in exercise performance/physical health as well as cognitively as a certified nootropic. I am inspired to help others experience the same benefits and reach goals that require us to be at our best in order to obtain them.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
The ability to identify with and provide for a community of driven, proactive individuals in a way that truly tested my all. I single-handedly created a never-before product that I personally ideated, conducted R&D, filed non-provisional patents (receiving allowances!), digitally designed/developed, and marketed into our consumer's hands. I had never done any of these things before.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
The concerted effort to set goals for yourself and follow through.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do everything with 110%.
- Always perform due diligence/research prior to decision-making.
- Constantly refine your business acumen.
Where can people find you and your business?
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