The final phase of the BLC- Brilliant Lebanese Awards 2015 for the Business of the Year category
Marc-Antoine Bou Nassif the co-founder and chief beekeeper of L’Atelier du Miel, has reached the final phase of the BLC- Brilliant Lebanese Awards 2015 for the Business of the Year category.
Having founded his own business, Marc-Antoine has 3 tips for other entrepreneurs:
- Think big
In everything you do, try to think how can I Build my small business in a way that can eventually compete with the best global players and can scale.“You do not know when the opportunity rises to take a small local business to a global level”.
- Be unique and build high barriers to entry
Differentiate your business in a way that will make it hard for others to copy you or compete with you. The edge can be quality, image management, efficiency in operations, etc.
- Do not underestimate the challenges of entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is not all rosy and fun. It is a lot of hard work, commitment, and difficulties and sometimes has setbacks. Be ready for them!
L’Atelier du Miel is a brand and boutique solely dedicated to honey and honey products. It is a Lebanese brand founded by three young and dynamic men with a common passion for nature, craftsmanship, and good taste.
L’Atelier du Miel produces across Lebanon more than 40 different types of honey and honey products using only natural and artisanal methods.
L’Atelier du Miel’s honey is distinguished by a unique production method that relies on moving the beehives every two to three months to follow flower blossoming seasons, and by doing so allowing the bees to feed only on nectar of flowers and honeydew of trees all year long and so to make 100% natural honey.
Marc-Antoine is a young Lebanese architect managing his own architecture bureau in Beirut (1000YearsOld). Prior to founding his own practice, Marc worked at renowned architecture offices in London (Zaha Hadid) and in Lebanon (DW5).
A graduate of ALBA, Marc has always shared his love of architecture and design with a passion for nature, craftsmanship, and good food. It was that passion that led him one day to decide to get out of the office and learn a new noble profession, that of a beekeeper.
By doing this, Marc reconnected with the land and founded L’Atelier du Miel, a brand and boutique solely dedicated to producing honey and honey products in Lebanon.
Today, in parallel to his responsibilities in managing his architecture bureau, Marc manages L’Atelier du Miel with 2 co-founders and a young management team. In addition to being the co-founder and chief beekeeper of L’Atelier du Miel, Marc’s responsibilities include L’Atelier du Miel’s identity creation, architecture, and design