Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Martino Brambilla, president of Embassy Ingredients Ltd., located in Brampton, ON, Canada.

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

We manufacture flavours and ingredients for the baking industry. We have always strived to make our labels as clean as possible and make indulgent foods healthy.

Tell us about yourself

Took over the business at 17 and built it up through hard work and never giving up when faced with challenges.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Growing our business through the COVID crisis is an accomplishment for myself and all the staff at Embassy.

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

Thinking outside the box every day to come up with solutions. Over the past two years, this has become very fast-paced as things change on a daily basis.

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

  1. Never give up when facing challenges.
  2. Network, Network, Network- it's all about people.
  3. You cannot do it on your own- surround yourself with great people in your company.

Where can people find you and your business?


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