Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and supplements but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jerry Tran, Founder of Smartvita, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

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

Smartvita is about feeling good and being complete, and enjoying life. We should always be able to enjoy life and feel our best all the time. Passionate in helping you take control of your well-being and natural health. By developing and offering consumers high-quality and comprehensive products that deliver a balance to your health. Our customers range from ages 25-65+ who care about their health and what they put in their body. They can range from a professional athlete to an everyday mom. A broad spectrum of customers lives and breathe Smartvita as part of a complement to their lifestyle. With a Life's Good. Live Well. Motto.

Tell us about yourself

Coming from a marketing and sales background and having worked across different industries, there was always a passion inside to start a business on my own and see where I could take it. The problem was I didn't know what to do until one day, I started looking at improving my health and buying supplements and was so confused and didn't know what to buy. As there were so many out there, and hard to even compare apples to apples. That's when I realized I might not be the only one feeling this and wanted to fill this void in the marketplace for people like myself. That was the birth of Smartvita!

Being able to help people feel good and be healthier, especially during the times of pandemic periods, gives me the motivation to wake up each day and do what I do. Knowing I am creating and providing a product out there to assist in people's daily health so that they can enjoy their lifestyle better is a great feeling!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The biggest accomplishment I feel as a business owner is looking back and seeing that I started with a blank page and seeing a real product come to fruition where people come back thanking me and saying how great the product had helped them in their health and lifestyle.

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

One of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner is pushing through during the tough times when you first start something. It is like pushing a rock up a hill; it is not easy, but don't give up. As once you're at the top, it is all downhill from there.

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

  1. Ensure you have a passion for what you're going to do.
  2. Have perseverance.
  3. Be Fearless.

Where can people find you and your business?


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