Bootstrap Kombucha is dedicated to producing ancient recipe kombucha using only the best ingredients. Located in San Diego, Bootstrap Kombucha employees three people, Chef Susan McMillion, James Farnworth, and James’ son Ryen, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. James knew he wanted his next entrepreneurial endeavor to be centered around kombucha, and he also wanted to open a business in which his family can work together. What they created is a company that truly brings benefits to others through the combination of education and a great product.
“Bootstrap Kombucha’s loan was for working capital, which allowed them to, in part, cover operating expenses. Their team had already invested a lot into the company by the time they received their loan, but James reflects, ‘The loan really put us over the top. The process of completing the permitting process and getting the doors open took longer than we thought. The additional capital made it easier when it came time to open.'”