Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Stanley Dumornay, Co-Founder of Dumornay Delis Food Manufacturing Inc., located in Deux Montagnes, QC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are making, distributing, and selling Manba. A Haitian-inspired delicious and spicy peanut butter. My customers are foodies who enjoy exotic and spicy food and, of course, Haitians living in Canada and the U.S.
Tell us about yourself
It was during my MBA, a few years after the earthquake, that I took a trip with my friend and business partner Jason to Haiti. When we got back, we said let's make this amazing product, sell it to Canadians and Americans, and help Haiti in the process. We love Manba. Our customers tell us what we already know, "it's the best peanut butter in the world." This is what motivates us to do what we do.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
We have been on Canada's CBC Dragons' Den this year.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
As you start your business, there's always so much to do, and you don't have the resources to do everything. So you need to be creative and resourceful in a way that allows you to leverage what you have.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Get the right business partner(s).
- Know what you are good at and stick to that (and find others to help you in what you are weak at.)
- Be flexible and adapt quickly to market demand.
Where can people find you and your business?
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