Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food & beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brandon Stallings, Founder of SmartBox, located in Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA.

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

SmartBox - B2B corporate gifting, office snacks. B2C snacks, snack boxes as gifts, and subscriptions.

Tell us about yourself

I sold my vending business, and online sales took off during Covid. I think I have a knack for this. I love the digital environment and that our services are instantly available globally.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

It hasn't happened yet.

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

The uncertainty of the future. Responsible for paying the bills, generating sales, and knowing what to do next.

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

  1. Go lean.
  2. Do what you already have the talent and passion for.
  3. Hire people for the other stuff.

Where can people find you and your business?


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