Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Robin Konjer, Co-Owner of Multiply Coffee, located in Vernon, BC, Canada.

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

We are Coffee Roasters that supply Cafes and Grocery stores within our Community. We look for amazing beans from all over the world to roast on our low-emission roaster to provide an environmentally friendly product that tastes fantastic.

Tell us about yourself

Landon and I are husbands and fathers with three children each. We also serve in our communities as Pastors and desire to grow relationships within our community. Our desire is to connect people and help local businesses grow together.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

After our first year in business, we purchased a bigger roaster as our demand is growing fast.

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

Passion and Margins. Not everything you want to do you can do. Or sometimes it's not time yet. Balancing our dreams with the present day can be a stretch.

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

  1. Go together - Finding people to work with and grow together is a huge motivator and helps get through some tough days.
  2. Passion and reality need to stay aligned. Make sure to check your profitability and be aware of your finances.
  3. Have fun and dream big. Enjoy the journey, the challenges, etc. It beats a 9-5 desk job any day of the week :)

Where can people find you and your business?


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