A husband, farmer, entrepreneur, and spiritual explorer are some of the avenues in which Andrew Blake, 31, cultivates his perspective. Andrew’s commitment to blazing his own trail has served him well professionally; he turned an obscure college idea, which would later become Blake’s Hard Cider Company, into one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the country. All of this happened while Andrew worked to evolve the fields that raised him, by transforming Blake Farms into a leader in the agricultural space and becoming one of the preeminent destinations in the Midwest. Today, Blake's has expanded its offerings into 18 states, has a 40,000 square foot production facility with 250,000 barrel capacity. Blake's Hard Cider is now that fastest growing business in its category in the nation. Blake Family of Companies now staffs over 800 employees and has expanded its portfolio of businesses to include a wholesale food and non-alcoholic beverage company under the Blake's umbrellas as well as a franchisable modern take on a farm fresh bakery that rolled out in 2020 as Bakehouse 46.
“just do it. And if you don’t want to do it then that’s okay don’t be an entrepreneur. If you are going to be an entrepreneur just do it and be humble that you will learn along the way and be self-aware enough to know that you will change and you will change yourself. And change your direction before the mistakes get to large and you fail but just commit to it, you have to. ”…[Listen for More]
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