Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Josef Keller, Founder of CHEF JOSEF'S SEASONING BLEND, located in Santa Rosa, CA, USA.

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

I make seasoning blends. Our customers are people that like to put more flavor to their meals.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Master Chef. I created the seasoning blends to help people create tasty food without spending too much time in the kitchen.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

  • Owned restaurants for over 30 years.
  • Worked as a Kitchen Manager for meals on wheels.
  • Created 7 gourmet spice blends (3 more flavors in the works).

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

It's hard to keep production and sales ongoing. Also, trying to make an income is challenging.

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

  1. Come up with a unique idea.
  2. Check out your competition.
  3. Stick with it.

Where can people find you and your business?


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