In this episode, I interview Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza from Candle Café, Candle Café West and Candle 79, which are vegan, organic fine dining restaurants in New York City.
This is another audio interview I did for my book Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business.
Joy and Bart have been in business for several decades, so as you can imagine, they have a wealth of experience and they were so kind and generous in sharing it with me. They’re a lovely couple and Joy’s name is totally reflective of her nature, which emanates joy, so it was a real pleasure interviewing them and they also hosted the New York book launch of Vegan Ventures.
In this interview Joy and Bart talk about:
• The number one way to get through the difficult, challenging times faced by small business owners in the beginning, particularly when you’re on the brink of potential disaster
• The importance of not compromising your values, even – or especially – when the going gets tough
• The key ingredients that make the business successful over such a long period
• And much more
Visit the Candle Cafe website.
Check out the Candle series of cook books by Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza on Amazon.
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Katrina Fox is an award-winning vegan journalist, publisher, speaker, PR consultant and media trainer who teaches vegan business owners, entrepreneurs and change makers how to get free publicity by sharing their stories. Katrina was a regular contributor to Forbes for a year, writing about vegan and plant-based business. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Vegan Business Media, the host of Vegan Business Talk podcast, and the author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business. Katrina is also the creator of Vegans in the Limelight: Online PR course for Vegan Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. For more information and to hire Katrina, email her at katrina [at] veganbusinessmedia [dotcom]