Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with David Myers, founder of Mighty Good Coffee and Working Title Coffee, located in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

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

I work as a business consultant and educator for coffee roasters. My clients range from hobbyists just starting out to some of the largest roasting businesses in the country.

Tell us about yourself

I started in coffee roasting 16 years ago as a way to fill some gaps in other businesses that we're winding down. I started working on the education side a few years later as a volunteer at coffee events around the US and eventually in Europe as well. I've also had the chance to visit coffee farmers in many producing countries and see firsthand what growing coffee entails. I'm motivated and inspired each day by the people I've gotten to know around the world doing so many interesting things in coffee and, of course, getting to taste their coffees too.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

All of my biggest accomplishments revolve around service. I currently serve as the Chair of the international Coffee Roasters Guild, which has a global membership. This role really is about the amazing connections coffee can foster.

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

I've always been a serial entrepreneur, i.e., self-employed. Along with that freedom comes the reality that I'm always looking for the next opportunity, and the hustle never stops.

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

  1. Follow your passion and back it up with a sound plan.
  2. Ask for help when you're stuck.
  3. Hire smart people and be clear with them about what you want to accomplish.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Know how and when to ride the waves and when to get out.

Where can people find you and your business?


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