We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Bernath and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hannah, alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
From the beginning, I knew any business I started would be socially responsible and have a giving component. For the first year and a half we supported Girls Inc., an organization whose mission I really admire and resonate with. However, because most of our products relate to feeding and food insecurity is such a huge issue where we live in Brooklyn and across New York City that I decided to formally partner with City Harvest in the fall of 2019. Since then we have provided over 26,000 meals to kids in need across NYC though our 1 purchase = 1 meal program.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I love the creative aspect of my business – designing new products, arranging photoshoots, etc. but the biggest asset is my tenacity. I have always been someone that is driven and works hard to accomplish goals. I didn’t know the first thing about starting my own business just a few short years ago and now I am on track to reach 7 figures in revenue this year. I work a lot and I ask a lot of questions. I have made invaluable friendships with other business owners and I have a big, scary, ugly goal for my business that I will not stop working towards until I get there.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This question is too hard! Living in NYC, there are too many good places to check out! I’d say a good day would consist of coffee and a croissant from Colson Bakery and then a stroll around Prospect Park and check out the farmer’s market. Head into the city for brunch/lunch at Cafeteria and take in a museum followed by an early dinner at Miss Lily’s and maybe a comedy show at the Comedy Cellar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband deserves a lot of credit. He has always been my biggest cheerleader and has encouraged me every step of the way. I had absolutely zero business experience when I started and he would always answer questions and walk me through more challenging aspects of running a business.