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Meet Our Award Finalists: Top 5 Tips from Sandra Venneri

Sandra Venneri is an Elite+ Mompreneur member based out of London, Ontario. She is a finalist for The 2017 Mompreneur Startup Award, for her company Nutrition Bites!

mompreneur Sandra Venneri of Nutrition Bites, finalist for the 2017 Mompreneur Startup Award

Sandra’s Journey to Entrepreneurship

I never thought I’d own my own business.  I took the mandatory business class in high school (typing!) and that was the end of that; or so I thought:

There is so much information on nutrition and health for the public to navigate through. I saw many people looking towards celebrities and trusting information from what they thought was a credible source. With my wealth of education and experiences in nutrition, public health, home economics, and agriculture, I wanted to ensure that people were provided relevant and scientifically accurate information that put healthy living, food, and nutrition into “digestible bites”. Giving people the confidence in making healthy decisions allows them to manage their well-being in a busy lifestyle with less worry and stress. Nutrition Bites Consulting is all about empowering others to take the next step on their path to a healthier life by offering nutrition education services for kids, adults and small businesses. Services include cooking classes, birthday parties, mindful eating workshops, farm & food promotions, and recipe development.

The company has also just launched its first product:  Growing Up Healthy Seed to Fork Kits. These are an affordable activity for all ages and stages, making the connection between growing your own food and learning how to cook easy recipes with fresh, local, wholesome ingredients. Growing Up Healthy Kits are a fun learning tool that satisfies the child-at-heart who dreams of being a better gardener, cook or beyond; all it takes is a little care, lots of patience, and a love of learning and discovery.

Sandra’s Tips for Other Women Thinking of Starting a Business:

  1. Be Bold – It takes confidence to pursue a passion and vision many will not see, support or follow.
  2. Hardships won’t break you but they are the perfect time to brake, see a different view and start something new!
  3. Be Brave – It takes courage to start a path never trailed and hidden beyond the first few steps. Every entrepreneur started at the bottom with just an idea.
  4. Be true to yourself – You won’t succeed at a business if it is an idea or dream of someone else. The passion that truly lasts and gets you through the rough patches must come from within you.
  5. Never forget your family and friends (and usually your biggest cheerleaders) along the way – celebrating success can be lonely if you have no one to share it with.

Join us on March 3/4 in Toronto for The 2017 National Mompreneurs Conference, where we will announce all of our 2017 Mompreneur Award winners – LIVE at the event!

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