Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Alex Munoz, Founder, and CEO of Budgeat LLC., located in Washington, DC, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Budgeat is a mobile meal-planning app that takes the hassle out of planning your meals. We are a lifestyle company that believes that planning and adaptability are key to living a healthy, sustainable life. Budgeat will help you eat healthier, maintain a weekly budget, and reduce food waste.
Tell us about yourself
After working many years in the hospitality industry, I wanted to create an app that would help our customers reduce food waste, maintain a budget and eat healthier and more varied meals at home. Proper meal planning and knowing how to leverage the on-hand ingredients are key to reducing time spent cooking, associated food expenses, and overall food waste. This is how restaurants do it, and we are providing a solution that meets the needs of our customers. Knowing that we are creating a solution that will improve people's lives and the environment is a great feeling that keeps me motivated each day.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been turning a vision into reality and executing the vision in cooperation with a great team.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things as a business owner is not ever knowing what will happen, as everything changes so fast. Within the past several years, we have experienced a pandemic, a war, and high inflation rates, which as business owners, we have to learn to adapt and ensure we plan accordingly to ensure we can succeed in the changing market.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- If you are looking to start a business, make sure to be very passionate about your concept and that you truly believe in it, as the road ahead will be full of obstacles.
- It will be very exciting when your idea starts to become a reality, but always make sure you are planning ahead; even if you think it's too early for something, plan for it and even set it up.
- As you grow, always remember where you came from and why you started your business, stay humble, and don't let success cloud your path.
Where can people find you and your business?
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