Get excited! Today's episode takes you inside the world of artisan chocolate. If you've ever wondered how chocolate is made, how to tell the high-quality stuff from everything else, then you are going to LOVE this interview.
In this episode I’m chatting with Kate McAleer, the founder of Bixby & Company, an award-winning craft confectionery located in Rockland, Maine.
This isn’t your everyday candy shop, Bixby specializes in creating better-for-you candy bars, which are filled with real food inclusions and rich in fiber and protein.
They’re also the first bean to bar chocolate maker in Maine–making chocolate from directly traded cacao beans through to the end chocolate bar.
In this interview, you’ll learn:
What it takes to make high quality artisan chocolate
How to make sure you’re getting the most of your chocolate products
You’ll also learn:
How Kate’s mother’s battle with breast cancer inspired her to start a business
Kate’s advice for entrepreneurs navigating today’s uncertain times
Learn more about Bixby & Co at Bixbyco.com.
Other resources mentioned:
Score Mentors: https://www.score.org/find-mentor
Women's Business Centers (by state): https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-locations/headquarters-offices/office-womens-business-ownership
Tory Burch Foundation: http://www.toryburchfoundation.org/
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