Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food services but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mike Neylan, Founder of Chef Mike Tucson, located in Tucson, AZ, USA.

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

I am a Personal Chef. I specialize in people with dietary issues like diabetes that need to eat healthily.

Tell us about yourself

I became a chef 30 years ago & saw that unhealthy food was making people sick. I started coming up with recipes that were healthy but delicious.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I help my clients lose weight & maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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

All of the issues start & end with you.

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

  1. Have a strong worth ethic.
  2. Don’t get discouraged. It takes time to grow a business.
  3. Take time for yourself. If you don’t slow down, sometimes it will burn you out & which will be bad for your business.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Owning a business is hard work but very rewarding.

Where can people find you and your business?


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