Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Richard Enticott, president and owner of Meridian Trading Co., located in Boulder, CO, USA.

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

We import and distribute botanical ingredients in bulk from around the world to National/International branded clients in the tea and brewing industries.

Tell us about yourself

I have worked in the tea industry for 30 years after completing a five-year tasting apprenticeship in the early 1990s. The relationships we have with farmers and processors around the world are what motivate me to do what I do.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Growing the business for our overseas suppliers every year since the acquisition.

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

Trouble switching off.

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

  1. Do something you know about.
  2. Do something you're passionate about.
  3. Be a specialist.

Where can people find you and your business?


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