Disruptive CEO Nation Podcast with Allison K. Summers
Episode 134 Carolyn Barbarite, Creator & President, JavaMelts, New York
Carolyn Barbarite, Creator and President of JavaMelts, is an extraordinary example of entrepreneur perseverance. Starting her product concept in 2016, her hand produced flavored sugar product was reaching fast success and winning awards in the B2B and B2C market.
She was gaining momentum and Covid hit, creating one obstacle after another, especially since she was near the epicenter of Covid, outside of NY City.
Carolyn’s founder’s story is a roller coaster journey of rising, falling, and rising again, even stronger. It’s a lesson of committing to your vision, even when everything seems stacked against you.
Carolyn is in the food industry, but her story about pivoting and changing applies to any entrepreneur. Highlights of our conversation include:
The agony of losing production partners and how the negative turned into a positive product reformulation.
Amazon is a critical player in the business, even though they once shut her storefront down.
Her belief in the product, persistence and determination had her story featured in Entrepreneurmagazine.
How the business is growing with new products and additional industry awards.
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