Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in pet food but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Catherine Sprouse, Founder of Snarfies, located in Arlington, VA, USA.

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

We make high-quality, delicious pet treats for cats and dogs in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Tell us about yourself

We started making treats and toppers to entice our beloved dog Hershey to eat when she was dying of cancer. When we saw the effect home-prepared food had on her health and will to live, we decided we needed to keep doing this, not only for ourselves but for any other pet families we meet.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We make a tangible difference in multiple families' lives on a daily basis. It means everything to us.

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

Finding ways to make good food affordable for everyone.

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

  1. Decide on your mission and stay focused.
  2. Hire people who care about your mission and find it meaningful (and treat them well!).
  3. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) is figure-outtable, so go for it.

Where can people find you and your business?


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