Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Taylor Smith, Founder and CEO of Broma, Inc., located in New York, NY, USA.

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

At Broma, we create organic dark chocolate almond and lentil nut butters. Our nut butters provide a source of complete protein and are gluten-free, vegan, and palm oil free.

Tell us about yourself

My name is Taylor Smith, and I'm a certified health coach and certified personal trainer through NASM; and have my master's in Food Studies from NYU.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Getting into the distributor KeHE has been our biggest win to date. Hopefully, more to come!

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

Taking full responsibility for everything that occurs, good and bad, and also maintaining a quality team and a steady stream of revenue.

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

Talk to as many founders in the space you're looking at as possible. Try your best to find a great market fit and raise money prior to your launch; it will just make everything simpler from the outset.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

If you have a business idea, just start working on it, do your research and get going. There is never a perfect time, so now is the time.

Where can people find you and your business?


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