Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food service but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Monica Pope, Owner of Sparrow Cookshop, located in Houston, TX, USA.

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

My business is Sparrow Cookshop providing classes, experiences, and curated catering. My customer is the local Houston community.

Tell us about yourself

At 17, I had a dream to open a restaurant and change the way Houston eats.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To have had and still have a career in the hospitality business.

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

Being sustainable.

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

Chasing fear is exhausting and pointless.

Where can people find you and your business?


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