Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Benjamin Magee, Co-Founder of Lion's Head Coffee, located in Rockwall, TX, USA.

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

We are a specialty coffee roasting company that sells exceptional fresh roasted coffee. Our customers are those who love great coffee.

Tell us about yourself

In prayer, I asked the Lord Jesus what I should do for work, and I saw a vision of a coffee plant in my backyard in Texas. I researched nearly everything about coffee, and shortly after, I was invited to Guatemala to see how coffee was grown. I was then convinced I was supposed to start a roasting company back home which my dad and I founded Lion's Head Coffee in 2020. What motivates me each day is knowing I'm called to it, and it is destined to become a great success because the Lord Jesus gave it to me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Shipped to 10 Countries outside of the US.

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

Trusting the process and not giving up when you don't always see progress.

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

  1. Find your WHY. Your why of who you are and why you're doing what you're doing. Don't lose sight of it.
  2. Learn everything you can about your industry. Knowledge is the most important.
  3. Balance. Learn when to grind and when to sit back and rest. Without a balance of rest and work, you will be burnt out before you hit success. Enjoy the journey.

Where can people find you and your business?


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