Name: Brian Juarbe
Business/Location: My Inner Fat Kid is Out/New Jersey & New York
Specialty: Heightening my followers’ senses with captivating images and videos
What problem does your business solve?: [My business] introduces my followers to a variety of dishes and restaurants they might not have already known about.
What makes your business unique?: I offer a wide variety of cuisines with high quality photos and videos. focusing solely on my clients and their food.
What’s your story?: I've always enjoyed going out and finding new dishes and restaurants to try. I would usually take photos of my experiences for my personal social media page. After a while I wanted to separate my personal page from my food experiences. So I was persuaded by friends and family to start a food page to share my food adventures. I initially did it for fun with no expectations and really didn't anticipate things to develop like they did. Quickly, I grew a following and restaurants started reaching out to me more and more. I had invites from all types of restaurants and cuisines. Before I knew it, I was being featured in magazines and newspapers for my work. I've been blessed with some amazing experiences. I've also had the opportunity to meet some great chefs and restaurant owners thanks to My Inner Fat Kid is Out.
One piece of advice you have for other food entrepreneurs: Have a clear strategy and vision as to what you want your business to portray.
What do you wish you had known before you started your business?: I wish I had known how much fun it would turn out to be because I would have started it a lot sooner. I've had some amazing experiences and opportunities that probably wouldn't have been possible without it.
What’s your greatest challenge in your business and how are you overcoming it?: Finding time to visit all the different restaurants that I'm invited to is my biggest problem. I try to schedule them and keep a calendar so I don't lose track.
What are you most proud of about your business?: The quality of my work. I take pride in capturing photos and video that deliver that wow factor for my followers.
What do you love most about being a food entrepreneur? It's given me the opportunity to experience all types of cuisines that I normally wouldn't get the chance to try.
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