Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Rosemary Devlin, CEO of O2 Living, located in New York, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Organic Cold Pressed Juice.
Tell us about yourself
After a near-death experience when my eldest of five teenage sons went into anaphylactic shock on a transatlantic flight, I decided something needed to change. My journey of self-discovery was fueled by the need to help my son find a healthier way to live. My family and I were frustrated with traditional Western medicine, and the Standard American Diet (SAD) wasn't cutting it.
The answer was a holistic approach to health and wellness. I opened O2Living at the Yellow Monkey Village, creating a community for health and wellness complete with yoga studios, a cold-pressed juice and smoothie bar, a wellness spa, and an organic boutique back in 2009. The incident that happened to my eldest son of five boys ultimately helped birth Living Juice. An organic fruit and vegetable juice that became so loved that there was no choice but to expand.
In 2014, the O2Living juicery was opened, and the rest is history!
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What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Being featured in Oprah Magazine as Gayle King's favorite juice.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Have a business plan in place.
- Be aware of the risks in starting a new business.
- Always do your due diligence on all regulatory agencies.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Don’t be afraid to start your own business.
Where can people find you and your business?
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