Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dante Booker, Founder and CEO of The Butter Bear Company, located in Chicago, IL, USA.

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

The Butter Bear Company is a maker of frozen crustless sandwiches. Our customers are parents, hospital workers, first responders, and on-the-go snackers.

Tell us about yourself

PB & Js has been my go-to snack for as long as I can remember. However, I noticed a gap for Black-owned products in the space and am motivated to change that.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

To date, we have legally formed the company and have a viable prototype.

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

For me, one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner is remaining optimistic and focused before real traction.

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

Research, research, and research.

Where can people find you and your business?


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