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

Hi Charlie, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Persistence is our number one reason for success. It was very important that we did the math to make sure the model worked, however being persistent and keeping on working was the harder part and more important. Persistence for us means working through the weekend, finding a way to do it ourselves when other ways don’t work. We could definitely have grown faster with other help, but we were able to mitigate the risk of relying on others by trusting that with persistence we will figure it out.

What should our readers know about your business?
Green Belly Foods is a family Business founded by my cousin Juan and I. Our relationship and his Guatemalan heritage make for a super unique combination. I’m most proud that we have maintained and strengthened our relationship through all the challenges we have faced. We have only recently after 6 years started to feel the first glimmerings of success. It has been extremely hard psychologically, emotionally and physically. We have overcome our challenges by persistently working on the next thing. Furthermore, we have always looked to understand each other even when we don’t. We have had many difficult talks and asking ourselves how do we approach this with love and understanding and thinking how could they be right has helped us grow immensely. We bring this love for each other to our work and mission. We believe the world can be a more loving and compassionate place. Business is a powerful tool molding our world and if we can bring our love here we will be able to impact countless lives. One easy way to do this is by making sure we create products that people love to share!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Day 1: Boulder Hike to see lay of land, Lunch at Nopalitos Day 2: Up to Lake Dillion and the high mountains
Day 3: Explore Mountains and Stop at Bread Bar on our way to Denver
Day 4: Natural History Museum and 14er Brewing
Day 5: Avalanche Game Jax Fish House

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Naturally Boulder has been essential to our success. Naturally Boulder is a natural products network started in Boulder that has now launched across the nation as naturally network in other key hot spots. Naturally Boulder has taught us how the industry works and given us invaluable connections to the people and businesses we needed to know.

Website: www.greenbellyfoods.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenbellyfoods/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-charlie-stewart-1b85a659/

Twitter: @cstewartlive

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