Don't get it twisted - Brittany from Pretzel is the ultimate girl boss. With stores all around the country, we asked her a few questions to help you get to know her and her amaze journey!
Describe yourself in 3 emojis 🥨👑🌙
How did Pretzel come about?
I am a brand designer by trade! I love all things branding - and being very young and in the business - I felt constantly stifled by boring old people telling me what to design all day long with very little room for fun! I eventually decided to go out on a limb and have a go at making my own brand and my own decisions!! And what better than Pretzels!!
How old were you when you started Pretzel?
What do you love most about running your own business?
The one thing I thought I would hate the most (I usually worked alone, I am a lone wolf type!!) is the thing I ended up loving the most! I love my staff!! I love watching them learn, get better, have fun and make friendships!! I am like a mother to 141!
Fave pretzel flavour?
Cinnamon glazed, although I die for the chipotle (literally, I am a baby with spicy food)
Any advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Learn to love struggle. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Never ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself. Nothing easy - is SPECTACULAR, and you want your life to be SPECTACULAR - therefor it should be HARD. Apply YOLO, but to the bad stuff. PATIENCE. Rome (and your life) was not and will not be built in a day. It's the journey not the destination (lame but true). Manage your expectations. If you’re doing it for the money, well don't. Mistakes are funny - laugh.
All those silly things wise people say? Listen to them…. They are right :P
Nothing I have done has been a walk in the park, frankly I have been through more in 3 years than most people have in a life time - but thats the point!! Challenge yourself. Getting through to the other end of a tough job is a specific type of satisfying that you can simply not just stumble upon. It’s worth all the blood sweat and tears AS LONG AS you're not expecting anything to be roses and butterflies.
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