Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Justin Hartman, owner of OZO Coffee Roasters, located in Court Boulder, CO, USA.

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

We are a Coffee Retailer and Roaster in Boulder, CO. Our customers are those that enjoy craft roasted coffee and ethically sourced organic coffees.

Tell us about yourself

I love the opportunity to have an impact on people's lives, from our employees to our coffee farmers.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Starting out on a very tight budget and getting my start with an SBA Loan. We continued to grow and expand our operations to 5 retail locations and a Roastery serving customers all over the country.

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

So far, COVID and Staffing.

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

Have a great business plan; expect it to take 25% longer than expected and cost 25-50% more than expected. Stay positive and focused on the goal.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

You can do it to be the creator of your future.

Where can people find you and your business?


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