One of the really gratifying things about being a BlackEnterprise.com contributor is that I get to talk to some really awesome young people making waves in so many industries. One of those folks is actually a college colleague of mine, who has spent the last three years building his own business: Moon Meals.
In my latest for BlackEnterprise.com, I talk with LaForce Baker, CEO and Founder of Moon Meals, a healthy food delivery service catering to time-starved professionals in downtown Chicago. He shares his journey to entrepreneurship, the huge sacrifices he’s had to make and how, as a small business, he’s able to secure global corporations as clients.
And it all started with the burning question, “Why can’t I get healthier options that taste good?”
That’s what drove LaForce Baker to create his healthy catering company, Moon Meals, which has been serving the downtown Chicago area with lunch and late-night (11 a.m. to 2 a.m.) deliveries since 2012.
Often finding himself working late hours at his corporate job, Baker —both a foodie and a marathoner—became increasingly frustrated that the only late-night food options available were “pizza and unhealthy Chinese food.” Yearning for tasty, healthy food options and having found a gaping void in the marketplace, Baker was inspired to solve the problem. He wanted to create a company that could cater to the needs of time-crunched working professionals by offering healthy options without sacrificing taste.
LaForce is a prime example of how chasing problems results in big wins!
Read the entire article here!
If you’re an entrepreneur, what problems are you chasing?