Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko's Kitchen: For us, going from a scrappy start-up to scaling our brand so quickly has meant the need to hire A-players quickly, something that has been challenging and kept me up many nights. At the same time, the fast scaling itself has presented production challenges while we figured out how to create cutting-edge processing technologies and meeting demand.
It's been a 24-hour job at times! And of course, I have to mention the frivolous lawsuits that take up our time and resources -- the flip side, of course, is that they bring light to the success of our industry and create even more exposure. All in all, the fun and excitement of building this brand has outweighed any frustration or sleepless nights.