The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Mike Colavita, Chief Glass Enthusiast & Co-Founder of Fat Buddha Glass, to discuss how he and his partner were able to turn their passion project, that started in their garage, into a business, how sacrifices in the short term let to long term reward in the future and how sometimes doing the opposite of what your mentor recommends can benefit you!
Mike is the Chief Glass Enthusiast & Co-Founder of Fat Buddha Glass. Driven not only by the need to be successful as an entrepreneur, but to also be happy along the way, Mike takes great pride in providing the best possible experience for both customers, team members, family and himself. Four years ago, he and his best friend of 35 years were working out of their basement in Gaithersburg, MD. Today, they are part of the Inc. 5000, a prestigious list of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States.
Being a successful entrepreneur and a cannabis advocate he is passionate about ending the stigma that cannabis users are labeled with. He loves talking about business, cars, sports, family, and anything that brings a smile to someone’s face.
Well known for the unique, memorable glass pipes and bongs that touch every facet of pop culture, retailer Fat Buddha Glass achieved 1,036% 3-Year growth in their short four-year existence.
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