Your Answer: David's Candy Apples
Question: Where is your business located (city & state)? Who are the customers you serve? What products or services does you company provide?
Your Answer: I am located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. We serve all who enjoy a good fruit dip in great candy. We provide a treat called Candy apples, Granny Smiths and other fine apples dipped in hard and soft candies. We offer fundraising programs, and are available for special occasions and events such as carnival and festivals.
Question: When did you start your business? Why did you decide to start your own business?
Your Answer: We started approx. 15 years ago in Miami, Fl. Recently I was dismissed from a part-time job my friends said I should do what I do best with the candy business, so here I am, and enjoying it.
Question: Did you quit your "day job" to start your business? How did you initially fund your business?
Your Answer: I started on a shoe string budget
Question: What has been the biggest challenge in running your company?
Your Answer: Keeping organized, attempting to remain in school and manage things
Question: What’s been the biggest opportunity that came from owning your business?
Your Answer: Working with Not-for-profit organizations to raise funds
Question: What has surprised you most about being your own boss?
Your Answer: Realizing my own self worth
Question: Is there a success tactic you’d like to share that could help other business owners (i.e. implementing new software, tactic to grow sales, etc.)?
Your Answer: Know your products
Question: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to other small business owners?
Your Answer: Not to give up!