Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Melinna Gonzalez, Co-Founder of Trendy Treats, located in Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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

We are an online Candy Store and Manufacture of Freeze Dried Candy. Our customers are children from ages 9-14 years old and anyone who loves candies.

Tell us about yourself

During COVID in 2020, my husband and I decided to launch trendy treats with only one product, the viral jelly fruits. Those were a huge success that we then started carrying a variety of unique products from around the world, and a year later, we began to freeze dry to provide trending treats to everyone. We are motivated to make the world a sweeter place through entertaining content and bringing smiles to people's homes through delicious candy.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Our biggest accomplishment has been manufacturing in the USA.

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

Constantly being on a hamster wheel since there is always a new project or business update going on.

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

  1. Don't focus on purchasing fancy(expensive) materials to start.
  2. Dedication & consistency is key.
  3. Constantly find ways to innovate.

Where can people find you and your business?


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