Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Harry Lalousis, Marketing and E-commerce Director at GAEA, located in Athens, Attica, Greece.

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

GAEA is a 100% authentic Greek brand. We focus on Mediterranean products that enhance the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle! We are your Greek global gourmet deli. Therefore our customers are people who love good quality food and understand the true meaning of eating well! They are people who obsess about flavour and do not see food as only sustenance!

Tell us about yourself

For every good quality food brand, it is a constant battle every day to promote flavour combined with quality and good fair pricing! Educating the flavour lovers of the world on good extra virgin olive oil, the benefits of eating olives, and eating full-flavoured food that does good for you, needs no instructions or warnings on the label. This makes me wake up every morning and motivates me to take another uphill battle against unhealthy non-natural foods!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Being a small Greek brand that is now available in more than 30 countries wherein many of our products are the market leader of Greek Extra Virgin olive oil and olives.

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

The balance between income and creativity!

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

  1. Stop at nothing!
  2. Trust your instinct.
  3. Never wait to be perfect and fully ready for a battle; small steps bring the win!

Where can people find you and your business?


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