Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Daniel Palacios, owner of ChocolArt Ltd., located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

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

Artisan Chocolate and related products. WHO? Consumers who understand and appreciate the difference between chocolate bars and genuine chocolate products.

Tell us about yourself

I had worked in marketing (CPG and credit cards) most of my life; however, I had been driven by how the manufacturing of chocolate products.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Opened a chocolate retail store.

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

All-in-One person is a one-man show, and definitely, that is too hard to accomplish.

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

  1. Do a Marketing Plan (market Research, SWOP analysis, financials, marketing).
  2. Check financial and HR sources.
  3. Have an Exit Plan.

Where can people find you and your business?


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