Community Stories: Daily Grind 519

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2020

Daily Grind 519 Founder

The Daily Grind 519 is the Amazon of coffee in southwestern Ontario. They provide customers with fresh, locally roasted coffee & tea right to their door with a click of a button! 

We sat down with the Daily Grind 519 to learn more about their business and entrepreneurial journey. Check out our interview below!

What inspired you to start your business?

The Daily Grind (519) was started as a means to help local businesses and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The business model was something I had thought of back in 2019 but didn't have the time to pursue.
Once the pandemic hit and hearing stories of struggles from business owners and people needing help in our community I made it my mission in April 2020 to put this business in motion and launch one month later.
The business has been extremely successful and has allowed myself and my wife along with the Chemical Free Cleaning company we also own and operate (Simple And Clean Chemical Free Cleaning Solutions) to give back to our community.

What problem were you trying to solve?

The biggest problem I was trying to solve was uncovered during my search for better coffee options instead of "mainstream" or store bought.  I quickly found that local roasters all had their own websites but found myself searching and looking at their products individually.  There wasn't a "one stop shop" for fresh locally roasted coffee in southwestern Ontario.  Including fast delivery was also a must as society, mainly myself hates long shipping times.  I call this the "Amazon effect" and this sets us apart from other businesses such as ours. We are essentially the Uber eats of fresh locally roasted coffee and this is possible with our partnerships with 9 and counting local roasters and our exclusive tea vendor Kenneth Ave Co.

What helps you to keep generating new ideas to grow or change your business?

Understanding consumer trends is a big part of generating new ideas but also being creative on different avenues outside of the normal on community involvement.  Keeping the focus on supporting local and collaboration with local businesses will always be our focus and plays true to one of our most used hashtags of #strongertogether.

What’s a piece of advice you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

My advice for aspiring entrepreneurs would be that even though entrepreneurship is hard and many new businesses fail, you have to jump both feet in and be passionate about what you are doing. If the passion isn't there and your sole focus is money you will not be successful.  I have found digging deeper into my brain that the only reason I hadn't started a company was due to the fear of not being able to generate an income or sales.
Being extremely passionate and focused on genuinely helping people in our community and local businesses in southwestern Ontario any way I can bring results in sales and an income.
If you want to enhance your daily coffee and tea experience check out the Daily Grind's website and place your order today

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