Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with David Bacco, Owner of David Bacco Chocolatier, located in Carlsbad, CA, USA.

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

We are an artisanal chocolate manufacturer of truffles, caramels, pralines, water truffles, single-origin chocolate bars, and European-style drinking chocolate mixes. Our customers love chocolates!

Tell us about yourself

I branched out on my own to pursue my passion under my own rules. Striving for perfection in each piece of chocolate is a challenge in and of itself.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Seeing the business grow and flourish as an entity of its own.

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

Scheduling time off.

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

  1. Schedule time off for yourself.
  2. Pay yourself as well as you can.
  3. Do your due diligence in your industry.

Where can people find you and your business?


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