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

Hi Majo, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I’m very involved in wellness and nutrition and after having kids, maybe a mother feeling or everything at same time but I felt More and more need of creating products that are clean simple safe and nutritious, that everyone would feel confident eating and sharing with their family without worrying about highly processed or artificially fortified ingredients. We live in a very fast and buy schedule and the idea of convenience is what comes on many people’s mind but very rare when a packaged product is created that providers the clean , nutritious and tasty aspect together

What should our readers know about your business?
I’m so proud of where the business is today and as much as I feel this is only the beginning and we havnt scratches the surface yet !! I’m so proud and honored to walk in to the grocery store and see where we are today . From the start my dream was to create these bites to substitute a highly processed sugary chocolate bar or a very chalky protein bar that has a expiration date that goes up to 2 years . I believe what we put in our body should be clean , no preservatives added and most of all nutritious yet tasty . Midi Bites mission was to offer all that in one bites and still make the bites safe for kids as well as adults . There was many challenges along the way from supply chain to trade marks and many some were expensive. But I believe every obstacle helps improve and strength the person as a business owner as well as a company. My advice is to never give up there is always a door open somewhere and don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice , there is always someone out there that has been through your same problem or knows how to help .

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
O this is my favorite !!! I would start with taking them out To see old town scottsdale, have dinner at either Marcelinos or barrio Queen . Somewhere to see the action and how lively scottsdale is then go for 3 days first stop to Sedona where they would see how positive and peaceful it is, go for a hike and take a tour with the 4 wheelers , Enjoy the amazing views for dinner at Mariposa . Then head to Sedona for a cooler weather and more relaxing time . When back head to lake pleasant for a boat day . After all the weather is still warm till later months here . And on weekend stop by farmers markets and check out all fresh produce , food trucks and new businesses with freshest and best products .

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would dedicate the love and encouragement to my family that never doubted me when I first started baby food and snacks company at time were no one was thinking of that. Support , I feel so fortunate that we will in a Society where there is so much support from female and mom groups like hey mama and female founder collective also grocery stores like Wholefoods , Erewhon and Ajs that support small businesses and local . As well as farmers markets that have a mission to help working with small businesses to increase and support their exposure to so many people

Website: www.midibites.co
Instagram: @midibitesco
Linkedin: @majomansour
Facebook: @midibites

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