Small Business Administration awarded SmartBox Founder and CEO, Brandon Stallings, “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Small Business Week Celebration on Friday at the University of North Florida.
Stallings became interested in business at an early age and started SmartBox during his college years at Florida State University. SmartBox began as a healthy vending machine company and started in Stallings’ dorm room with his roommates being the first part-time employees. Since then, SmartBox has grown substantially, this year the company is on track to exceed One Million Dollars in annual revenue.
“Believe in your idea, in your product and your service, believe that you can achieve it, and be willing to do whatever it takes to get there,” said Stallings when asked what advice he would give to entrepreneurs who are just starting out.
SmartBox is now the largest healthy snack provider in Florida and plans to launch a national corporate gifting service. To learn more visit SmartBoxCompany.comand follow SmartBox on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/smartboxcompany/.