Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jalin Brock, Owner of Ohio Max Snacks, located in Fairlawn, OH, USA.

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

I own an online-only exotic snack business. We import snacks from all over to satisfy that sweet tooth. Our customers are foodies who love to try new things.

Tell us about yourself

I love food but have not been able to travel as much as I would like. I have always wanted to travel the world and try the local cuisine. What better way to travel than taking your tastebuds on a trip? I figured other countries would have similar snacks but more geared toward their palates.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment so far has been getting on the news and sharing my product with my community.

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

Being a business owner is a tiresome gig. Sometimes you put all of your efforts just to fall short. Your business will give back what you put into it. That being said, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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

  1. Make sure you have a support system if things start to get rough.
  2. The customer is not always right. Put your business and well-being first.
  3. If you're going to start a business, give it everything you have. You only back what you put into it.

Where can people find you and your business?


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