Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Arash Malek, Founder of ScentWedge, located in Berkeley, CA, USA.

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

We are an all-natural car air freshener company designed specifically for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. Designed to be subtle and not overpowering.

Tell us about yourself

When I first took delivery of the Model 3, I would always take my dog to the dog park; she would roll around in super stinky mud. Afterward, the car would stink, so I decided to fix that. Other people asked if they could buy some, so that's how the business started.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Having happy customers and being able to enhance the commute.

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

One of the hardest things, in my opinion, is manufacturing and constantly making the process better.

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

Don't give up. Work hard. Don't take customer feedback personally.

Where can people find you and your business?


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