Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Scott Forbush, Co- Owner of Round Mountain Coffee, located in Conway, AR, USA.

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

Round Mountain Coffee is a local coffee shop located on the west side of Conway, AR. Conway is a college town full of young life and entrepreneurial spirits.

Tell us about yourself

I have been working in coffee for 12 years now. I fell in love with coffee and the culture in my early 20s while working at Starbucks. During my travels, I dedicated myself to growing the coffee culture in my hometown of Conway.

I started RMC with a drive for community, craft, and coffee. With friends and community support, I captured my dream and hoped to continue providing some of the best coffee in Conway.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment thus far has been making coffee and creating a brand for the last six years. Having a business that lasted through some of the hardest years of the economic world and is still growing to compete with our culture is a huge accomplishment.

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

The hardest part of being a business owner is balancing it all. Businesses are an ecosystem full of people. Each one of those people has become family to me, and providing for them and giving them a space they can call home is what I strive to do. This carries a lot of weight, and I wouldn't be able to carry it without the amazing people that keep me going every day.

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

The top 3 tips I recommend:

  1. Be passionate about what you want to create.
  2. Take the time to work on your craft.
  3. Never stop growing with your industry.

Where can people find you and your business?


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