Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with John Borsten, owner of Zak’s Diner, located in Ontario, Canada.

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

We are a restaurant and 24-hour diner.

Tell us about yourself

Started as a dishwasher. Just kept going. Building up a small biz into a larger one is creative, fun, and hopefully profitable.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Succeeding and growing for 35 years.

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

Managing 100's of employees and balancing work and life.

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

Talk to people who have succeeded at what you are trying to do. Don’t under capitalize. Be prepared to have ups and downs.

Where can people find you and your business?

Eat at Zak’s - Zak’s Diner

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