Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Diana Acevedo, CEO of Renegade Baker, located in Manvel, TX, USA.

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

Renegade Baker makes Gluten-Free Vegan baked goods for those who crave a healthier way to indulge in Houston, Texas.

Tell us about yourself

I’ve always used baking as an outlet for creativity and stress relief. One day, I decided to see if I could use it to make enough money to pay off a parking ticket. Once I got a taste of watching other people pay for and enjoy what I’d made, that was IT. I was hooked on the whole idea. Nowadays, I am fueled by the people I meet from different walks of life who find value in what I’m doing. There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing you’re making someone’s life a tiny bit better by providing a better option for them.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Sticking with it. I started this business in 2019. I’ve crawled through 2020 and 2021. I’m still moving forward. That’s a big deal to me.

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

It’s a constant rollercoaster of highs and lows. I cut my teeth on everything. But this business has pushed me to grow personally more than I ever thought I could. And I’m only getting started.

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

  1. Think about the long game. Don’t jump on a trend.
  2. Luck favors the prepared.
  3. Be kind to EVERYONE. You don’t know the battles they’re fighting.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

I’m so grateful for this opportunity and the privilege even to own my own business. Thank you for your time.

Where can people find you and your business?


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