Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Stephen Colvin, founder and CEO of Bobelo, located in Alpine, Utah, USA.

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

We are a benefit corporation trying to change the beverage industry to be healthier and more sustainable. We invented the only self-carbonating powder in the world that can be mixed in a reusable water bottle with just cold filtered water. Our product is full of other all-natural ingredients that boost energy, immunity and reduce stress.

Tell us about yourself

I have been working in the beverage space for over five years but left the big beverage industry to do this company to try to make a difference in peoples' lives.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Taking a crazy concept and making it a reality. There was nothing like this product anywhere previously.

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

The time commitment away from family.

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

  1. Do your research and make sure you are doing a product or service where there is a need.
  2. Don't expect overnight success; challenges will be the norm.
  3. If your product/service is really needed, stay the course; good things will come.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Remember that doing business is a calling and not just a way to make money. If you only focus on money, you might get it, but you will miss out on everything else that can come from growing a successful business, like helping others.

Where can people find you and your business?


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