Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jeremy Price, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Sea Creatures, located in Seattle, WA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business partners and I operate a family of casual fine-dining restaurants and multi-roaster coffee shops.
Tell us about yourself
I came to the hospitality industry through cabinet making and interior design. I enjoy designing spaces and brand identities and creating experiences. Being involved with a growing hospitality company gives me the opportunity to pursue these passions daily.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I began building my company with my partners at 30s years old. We've been operating for close to 13 years now. I am very proud of the relationships I have maintained with my partners, our employees, our vendors, and our guests over this time.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Navigating a constantly changing operational environment. There are new costs, new regulations, new rulings, new competitors, new trends, and new personalities on the daily. Adapting, pivoting, and staying flexible—while being true to your vision and values—is a continual challenge.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start small.
- Learn everything you can about your industry and its players.
- Ask for help.
Where can people find you and your business?
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