Last Updated on September 13, 2020 by Nick Baskett
In our interview with Paul Picton, founder of Maverick Chocolate based out of Cincinnati, Ohio we cover a lot! Paul is an ex-engineer who travelled the world, always bringing back chocolate for his wife Marlene.
When Paul lost his job in early 2013, one of the main concerns was where they were going to get good chocolate from now on! With the typical engineering mindset, they decided to make their own, and Maverick Chocolate was born.
Paul has a solid understanding of finance but was unprepared for the obstacles, bureaucracy and roadblocks he would face in setting up a shop in Cincinnati. There were some painful lessons, and if you’re considering a similar venture, we recommend you watch this interview all the way through.
Paul’s chocolates have now won multiple awards and he’s expanded to open a second shop. We hope you enjoy the interview as much as we enjoyed making it. It’s available on our Podcasts page above. Make sure you subscribe to the video to be notified when we release new ones!