Name: Sam Boyce
Business/Location: Boycemode/New Jersey with delivery available from Boston to Washington, DC
Specialty: Plant-based meal delivery service
What problem does your business solve?: Transitioning to a plant-based diet can be overwhelming. Boycemode is a service that introduces and educates consumers about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. We have done all of the research and hard work for our clients so that they can just enjoy our conveniently delivered, perfectly balanced meals.
What makes your business unique?: Boycemode is a plant-based meal prep and cellular cleanse company that assists you in accomplishing your wellness goals. Boycemode is 100% plant-based and 100% delicious every time. It is sustainable for the long-term and will help you to live your best life.
What’s your story?: Seven years ago, I was a Type 2 Diabetic. I had hypertension, high blood pressure, and was 160 pounds overweight. My doctor confirmed that my life would be cut short if I didn’t make immediate changes. It became my mission to research and study the most effective ways to reach my weight loss goals. I was able to transform my life through holistic nutrition and now I am passionate about helping others.
One piece of advice you have for other food entrepreneurs: Assemble a good team. Understand what your strengths and weaknesses are and bring people around you that you can lean on and learn from. You can't do it all yourself! And if you have an idea, just start! The world will be better off because you shared it with us all!
What do you wish you had known before you started your business?: I wish that I knew the importance of setting up a good bookkeeping system from the start. I also learned to manage costs by using fruits and vegetables that are in season.
What’s your greatest challenge in your business and how are you overcoming it?: Currently, our greatest challenge is exposure. When someone tries our food they love it! Now we are focused on getting samples of our food in front of as many people as we can. We plan to conduct demonstrations in local health clubs, at VegFest, and local farmers markets. In order to capture new clients, we have also worked with Instagram influencers.
What are you most proud of about your business?: The other half of my weight loss success was a regular fitness regime. My home gym, BASE, took notice and reached out to collaborate. They carry our meals as well as our smoothies in their cafė. The partnership was not a part of our initial plan, but has now become an important part of our business. We plan to expand this model to other health clubs.
What do you love most about being a food entrepreneur?: I love to see my friends, family, and customers transform by following the nutrition and workout regimen that I curated through my own journey. Watching others have positive results validates why I work so hard and will continue to work hard to make Boycemode available to everyone.
Name: Sam Boyce