1876 Catsup Makes Entrepreneurship a Tasty Experience With Passion

  • AUTHOR: StartupNation Writer
  • DATE: 02/12/2015

1876 Catsup in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “Yummiest  & Boomers Back in Business” Categories


Congratulations to 1876 Catsup, located in Shelbyville, Tennessee, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Yummiest and Boomers Back in Business Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Daniel Hooberry and asked him to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
The independence of knowing that I am the only person to allow me to succeed or fail.

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StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Being all in without a parachute so to speak.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
A stroke

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

  • Desire
  • Courage to develop and execute a plan
  • The ability to get back up more times than you are knocked down.

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Inspect your why.


StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Asking pertinent questions.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
If you don’t live it you don’t believe it

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Don’t worry about what others think Know yourself


Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Make a plan then do it. You will never get it done waiting on it to start.

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Personal one on one, network, social/internet, B2B, website, TV, Newspaper, Blogs, Magazines

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Be someone that gets noticed, and always have cards and a pen on you.

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
A shift in the way people look at how they are spending their money.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
The ability to market new niches to more prospects using all their senses. 

Learn more about Daniel’s business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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