We had the good fortune of connecting with Joseph Zigelboum and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joseph, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I never really thought I’d start my own business. I really wanted to be in marketing and read a lot about it and thought maybe I had a knack for it.

But when I couldn’t land even an unpaid internship in anything marketing related, I was driven to start my own thing and prove myself.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Anyone that thinks starting your own business is easy, probably haven’t done it before. It’s a long, often lonely road, full of obstacles and self doubt. There are days when nothing is working and you consider quitting over and over.

I think one of the most difficult challenges for entrepreneurs right now is that in a world where we seek instant gratification with every interaction and post on social media, we are forced to be patient and not receive that immediate validation. There are no shortcuts and some people spend years finding that out.

But when things do start to finally fall into place, that feeling makes it all worth it.

I want people to know get rich quick schemes or passive income promises are pipe dreams.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is an interesting question because I used to live in Brooklyn, moved to Miami for 2 years, and just moved again to Boca Raton a few weeks ago. Let’s break it up by city:

Brooklyn/New York – I used to spend a lot of time in DUMBO in Brooklyn. It was very inspiring to me. When I needed a break from the city, I used to go to Modrn Sanctuary in the city to just take a break from all the noise. I love finding a good coffee shop to work in when I’m doing creative work.

Miami – Walks on the beach path followed by an Acai Bowl at The Carrot in Surfside. Asiatiko is a top dinner spot in Aventura.

In Boca, I really like Mizner park and Casa De Montecristo for a good cigar and drink. They also have live music nights..

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Most of the people that helped me along the way are very private and humble people who probably wouldn’t appreciate the shoutout anyway 🙂 But I definitely need to thank the entire team at Lev Brands because you are only as good as your team.

I also need to thank my wife for her unwavering and constant support of my ideas, even the bad ones, at all hours of the day and night.

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