Q: If you could tell yourself one thing before you started your business now, what would it be?
A: It's crazy to think about, we're in our 9th year of business. It's definitely something to be proud of! Before I started South Island Pie, I thought to myself, "if I don't start this company, I'm going to retire a grumpy old man." This feeling still rings true to this day. I'd tell myself to do it. It's going to be a lot of hard work and sleepless nights but you'll regret it if you don't do it.
It seems like a big deal to pull the trigger and get going, but it's really not. You can make your products out of your home kitchen every day after work and Sundays, you'll blow your oven up 3 times in the first year, sell at the farmers market on Saturdays, all while working a full-time job. You do this for a few years to see if it's a viable option. If you decide it is, that's when shit gets real!