Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jennifer Roth, Owner of Birds & Bees Teas, located in Denver, CO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Birds & Bees Teas is a tea company that was developed for women during the pregnancy journey! Our mission is to encourage the health and well-being of mamas and their families by offering 100% natural, organic and delicious herbal infusions. We strive to only use the best possible ingredients and share current information on safe, gentle, and effective herbal tea use during pregnancy. Birds & Bees wants to share our love of loose leaf blends by encouraging mamas to create a daily self-care habit of sipping slowly. We believe that it’s important to support birth professionals, advocate for evidence-based care and give back to the community through organizations that champion quality maternal health care for all.
Tell us about yourself
I am a trained herbalist with a deep desire to help nourish expecting mothers and their babies! I fell in love with herbology while attending Bastyr University and carried that passion to my business. It is easy to stay motivated when I see how helpful our tea blends are to women all around the world!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I have a lot of accomplishments that I love to celebrate as a business owner, but one of my recent favorites was seeing that Birds & Bees Teas was highlighted in Forbes Magazine! It is beyond exciting to see that others are taking notice of the amazing tea blends we offer.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
This is a tricky one… oftentimes, some of the more difficult aspects of owning a business are simultaneously some of the most amazing aspects! To answer your question, continuously setting the bar higher and higher to reach heights that we never imagined can be difficult and scary, but we consistently reach those goals, and it feels amazing!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Educate yourself… but not to the point of hesitation. You know the old adage “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know”? Well, make sure to teach yourself the best practices for systems, procedures, and overall business setup, but not to the point of overwhelm. It can be easy to find yourself in a frozen state of not knowing what to do next. Educate yourself, and then take action!
- Find others that are on a similar journey and lift each other up! There is no such thing as too much support on the journey of owning your own business.
- Stay positive. Inevitably, there will be hiccups, frustrations, and a few catastrophes, but when we stay positive and roll with the punches, we stay in alignment with all the wins that are coming our way!
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
We would love for you to visit us at Birds & Bees Teas! Our tea blends are a fantastic gift option for the expecting mother in your life! We have a ton of different products that are sure to thrill, delight, and assist in the pregnancy journey. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for fantastic sales and deals!
Where can people find you and your business?
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