Also this month, a storefront at his new bakery in Montclair, New Jersey, opened to customers.
Chossek went to Gelson’s Santa Barbara location late one night when things were slow and buttonholed the produce manager, who then connected him with the produce buyer.
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But with an unstoppable drive to succeed, the 30-year-old founder and chief executive of the Fresh Diet has spearheaded the North Miami-based company’s growth over the past five years, to $7.5 million in revenue in 2009.
I recently attended a charity event on eastern Long Island and met Matthew Michel, the founder of Rolling in Dough Pizza Co., a mobile pizza truck with a wood-fired oven that caters parties on Long Island and in New York City.
That’s right, walking around in your underwear strumming a guitar is an actual franchise, registered in Tennessee by Naked Cowboy Enterprises.
Mile Meter likes to think of itself as the “anti-insurance insurance company.” It sells auto insurance by the mile — which means that the less you drive, the less you pay for insurance.
He admits being a bit “freaked out” before his presentation, but ultimately got the go-ahead.
Abandoning the search for conventional funding, Klahsen pitched existing customers a cheese subscription offer, asking $500 for five years’ worth of deliveries worth $150 a year.
Who’s that?” Brian Phillips, 35, asked.