Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rod Rowe, owner of Leavoy Rowe Beef Co Ltd, based in Ontario, Canada.

Tell us all about your business...

We are a purveyor in the Meat industry. We control all cuts (beef, pork, veal, lamb, poultry, fish, and game. We are called "Your tailors in the meat business" for a reason. Our customers are restaurants, banquet halls, golf clubs, hotels, home kit meals, and grocery stores, plus home delivery.

What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?

I started just in sales and loved dealing with chefs /owners. Ten years later, I decided to make products better by sourcing local and aging meat better. Also, portion control and packaging.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being able to take care of people (staff) and customers.

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

Time, You are always working.

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

Dedication, lead by example, and surround yourself with great people. You have to pay what you think they will be worth in 5 years from now.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Yes, "Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered."

Where can people find you?


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