Ep#17 :: Sarah Lipps, founder of Bare Bowls: the secret to creating success in business


Welcome to episode #17 of the Dreams for Breakfast podcast!

Today, I’m excited to be chatting with Sarah Lipps, the founder of BARE Bowls all about what inspired her to start her business and how she was able to create a movement for two hugely successful bricks and mortar stores in the Bay Area.


Sarah created BARE Bowls to represent transparency in the food industry - without sacrificing taste- healthy food CAN and does taste mighty good.

She became increasingly interested in health foods after going to school in Southern CA. When she returned to the Bay Area, she started becoming frustrated by the lack of transparency in health food restaurants and products in grocery stores.


The menu at BARE is exactly what you are eating - fully transparent, no added ingredients that are not listed, local granola (that you can read off all the ingredients!) house made nut milks, and unsweetened acai!

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Sarah came up with the idea for BARE Bowls, launching her business straight out of college after seeing a gap in the market in the Bay Area.

  • The importance of creating your own opportunities in business and the simple way to finding your own niche.

  • Letting go of the need to be perfect and being ok to learn as you go.

  • The key to growth; the importance of failing fast and learning lessons from mistakes.

  • How she was able to create a thriving community and loyal fan base for her two stores using grassroots marketing….and much more!


This conversation with Sarah is proof that you don’t need to have all of the answers to get started - you just need to start and trust that you will be able to figure it out along the way.

Let’s get to the show!

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