Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Anita Bible VanVickle, Owner of Anita’s Famous Rolls, located in Kansas City, MO, USA.

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

We are a bakery and box lunch company. Our customers are businesses that need corporate catering and local customers stopping in for goodies.

Tell us about yourself

I love baking and cooking; it has been a passion of mine since I was very young. I am motivated to serve the community and provide delicious goodies for my customers.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Surviving through COVID, making a profit with all the supply price increases.

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

It is difficult to find committed staff that wants to work.

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

When opening a restaurant:

  1. Know what is required by the health department and city prior to signing a lease.
  2. Be consistent in keeping the same business hours.
  3. Make sure you are a good salesperson. Just because you’re a good cook doesn’t mean you’re a good business person.

Where can people find you and your business?


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