New Business Boot Camp Graduates

Hours of lectures, exercises and a one-day world tasting tour tested their stamina but revved up the enthusiasm of tea industry entrepreneurs who graduated Thursday from this year's New Business Boot Camp at World Tea Expo.

This year's NBBC graduated 97 tea entrepreneurs who had traveled from as far as Australia, Europe, South America, Mexico, all the western states and Canada to take part in the two-day education program.

Board Signing"Thisyear's class of attendees was as enthusiastic as ever," says organizer George Jage "We had 100 people register for boot camp and another 40 who signed up for the origin tasting tour."

"This is truly a golden time to start a tea businesss and I am very excited to see these passionate entrepreneurs fulfill their deams," he says.

Dan Bolton

About Dan Bolton

Dan Bolton edits STiR Tea & Coffee Industry International. He was formerly editor and publisher of World Tea News and former editor and publisher of Tea Magazine and former editor-in-chief of Specialty Coffee Retailer. He is a beverage retail consultant and frequent speaker at industry seminars and conferences. His work has appeared in many beverage publications. He was a newspaper reporter and editor for 20 years prior to his career in magazines. Dan is the founding editor of Natural Food magazine and has led six publishing ventures since 1995. He lives in Winnipeg, Canada.