Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Danai Strother, founder of Division One Nutrition, located in Houston, TX, USA.

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

D1 Nutrition is a smoothie nutrition business that incorporates healthy options for the community while promoting higher education to the youth.

Tell us about yourself

I'm a former Aldine ISD teacher and college professor. I opened a nutrition hub that promotes health and wellness in the community while advocating higher education to the locals. As an advocate for higher education, I plan to use my experience in college recruitment and education to provide resources about admissions, SAT/ACT, FAFSA, and scholarships in my shop. However, on a daily basis, I aim to build an experience of community and love in my shop.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment was being able to sponsor and contribute monetarily to my alma mater next door.

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

Making sure to tackle all licensing and approvals.

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

Network, step out of your comfort zone, and market.

Where can people find you and your business?


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