Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Patricia Harger, President of Louis J. Rheb Candy, Co., located in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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

We have been a chocolatier, Rhebs Candies, in business for over a century. Old-fashioned tradition and quality keep the older and newer generations of customers coming through our doors and visiting our website every day.

Tell us about yourself

Since I joined this business at the age of 18, it has been my passion and continues to be 40 years later. To me, there is nothing better than a happy customer walking out the door with true homemade quality and tradition.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Maintaining top-quality products and services no matter the challenges that arise.

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

Working successfully with different mindsets and opinions.

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

  1. Set small goals and achieve them.
  2. Be financially smart and diligent.
  3. Remove emotion from all business decisions.

Where can people find you and your business?


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