Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mann Li, founder of The Kop Coffee Roasters, located in BC, Canada.

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

The Kop is a local specialty coffee roaster in BC, Canada. Our mission is to cheer up life with good coffee.

Tell us about yourself

I love coffee and Canadian drink a lot of coffee every day. It is a perfect match. Coffee is a magic media brings people together and we try to fulfill it well.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We opened 2 months before the pandemic. So far, being operating still is the happiest thing to cheer for.

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

Keeping focus is always not easy to realize when I work as a small biz owner but I have to try and keep it going.

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

1. Just start it first and then you know the next step.

2. Focus on one product/service you believe.

3. Avoid thinking about the negative stuff.

Where can people find you and your business?

If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

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