Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Shimon Pinhas, Founder of Raw Chocolate Love, located in Ridgewood, NY, USA.

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

Making Healthy, High quality of dark chocolate is what we all deserve for healthy living and joy. Chocolate is healthy; it depends on how you make it. Anyone that looks for High Quality of products, Good health, and joy.

Tell us about yourself

Raw Chocolate Love offers local, handmade raw chocolate products with your health and heart in mind. Founded in 2008 by nutritionist Shimon Pinhas, we create chocolate as it should be: pure, organic, and packed with antioxidants that nourish the mind, body, and soul. Produced in Ridgewood, New York, Raw Chocolate Love can be found in your local health food stores throughout NYC.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To spread Love and Quality with all, we simply need it and deserve good quality in our life for good health and well-being.

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

To find natural and good quality ingredients, today, people make businesses just to make money (money is important), but we all need each other to survive. We are all connected, if we like it or not, so let's share and grow healthy.

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

  1. Be Passionate about what you are doing.
  2. Love what you are doing.
  3. Do something that people will benefit from it with a smile and joy.

Where can people find you and your business?


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