Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marcus Guiliano, Owner of Aroma Thyme, Farm To Table Bistro, located in Ellenville, NY, USA.

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

I have a restaurant, wine vacation company, and luxury Airbnbs, and I'm a restaurant coach/consultant.

Tell us about yourself

I've been in the hospitality business since I was 14. I've owned my own restaurant since 2003 and have developed other businesses as a result of my restaurant experience.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being in business for 18 years and developing other streams of income from the restaurant.

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

The staff is the biggest challenge. I've developed a platform for restaurant team training that I sell to other restaurant operators.

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

  1. Be a marketing maniac.
  2. Don't give up.
  3. Pay yourself from day one.

Where can people find you and your business?




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