Walt Disney said “You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it requires people to make the dream a reality.” This applies just as much to scaling a packaged food and drink business as it did to building Walt’s Disney empire. The truth is your business can only grow to a certain point if you try and do it all yourself, particularly in these tough economic times.
One person who knows this is Scott Mendelsohn, the powerhouse and founder of Natural Raw C and Lesser Evil Australia, and the Co-owner of Basic Brands and Mandatory Spirit Co. In this week’s episode of Foodpreneur with Chelsea Ford Podcast I chat with Scott, a self-professed people person, about how essential having the right people around him has been to grow his business from two containers of coconut water 10 years ago, to a thriving international business bringing in over $30 million in revenue.