Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food service but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Josiah Salyer, Founder and CEO of Reylas Innovations LLC., located in Fort Worth, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are a personal chef company. We provide tailored dining experiences in the comfort of our client's home.
Tell us about yourself
I've been professionally cooking for over 25 years. Over the years, I've come to value the connection between my food and the customer's experience. That is why I started the company in 2019. My desire was to create a company that focused on people as an investment, not a career. Making people's lives better is what motivates me to be a personal chef.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Building a business from the ground up without loans, investors, or outside capital.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Choosing which side of you will take the lead when you get out of bed in the morning. Will it be the one who is driven, or will you let the quitter take the lead? It's in this moment every day that determines success or failure as a business owner.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Know your why.
- Know your target audience.
- Know your limits and hire to offset.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
First, focus on what problem you're business is going to solve,
the money will follow.
Where can people find you and your business?
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