Bronwyn Mendoza’s commitment to hydration and well-being gave rise to Su Jus Bar in Hervey Bay. Known for its raw smoothies and raw juices, the café’s sustainable practices and local ingredients add to its allure. Bronwyn’s vision includes franchising, with quality, sustainability, and community driving Su Jus Bar’s growth. Through a network of locations, her aim is to extend the positive impact of refreshing beverages and holistic well-being.

When did you start your business?

November 2017

What was the inspiration behind starting this business?

The inspiration behind Su Jus Bar was the passion for promoting hydration and holistic well-being. Founder Bronwyn Mendoza aimed to create a space where people could enjoy revitalizing raw juices and vibrant smoothies while fostering a sense of community. This vision, combined with a commitment to sustainability, led to the establishment of Su Jus Bar as a place where individuals could refresh, recharge, and embrace a healthier lifestyle.

What are you most excited about in your business?

The most exciting aspect of the business is the opportunity to positively impact both individuals and communities. Su Jus Bar’s focus on hydration, well-being, and sustainability creates a dynamic platform to inspire healthier lifestyles and foster connections. Our journey is filled with the thrill of spreading refreshment and wellness while building a network of like-minded individuals who share the same values.

What has been the most challenging thing about starting your business?

Each day as I navigate the journey of Su Jus Bar, new challenges emerge, demanding careful consideration and sometimes even sacrifices. Striking that elusive balance between business and family obligations requires constant effort. Yet, amid all the trials, two things remain non-negotiable: our health and family. These are the pillars that ground me, and I’m dedicated to upholding them while working tirelessly to ensure that Su Jus Bar thrives as a beacon of hydration, wellness, and community.

What advice would you give to other women thinking about starting a business?

For aspiring women entrepreneurs, my advice is to embrace your passion and trust your instincts. Don’t fear challenges; they’re opportunities for growth. Build a supportive network, delegate when needed. Remember, your well-being and family are vital. With dedication, resilience, and self-care, you can forge a unique path to success that reflects your strengths and dreams.

Why did you enter the AusMumpreneur Awards?

I entered the awards because I believe recognition can serve as validation for the hard work and dedication that my team and I have poured into Su Jus Bar. Being part of such events also connects us with like-minded individuals and provides an opportunity to learn from others. Ultimately, it’s a chance to share our journey, celebrate our achievements, and inspire others.

What did you enjoy the most about being part of the awards?

What I enjoyed most about the awards was the chance to connect with fellow women entrepreneurs in my community who were also nominated. It was inspiring to share experiences, exchange ideas, and build relationships with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about their ventures. The awards provided a platform to celebrate not only our achievements but also the collective impact we’re making. It was a wonderful reminder that we’re all on this journey together, supporting and empowering one another.

What surprised you most about the awards?

One of the most surprising aspects of the awards was the sheer scale and the impressive number of participants. The event showcased a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, each with their unique stories and passions. Witnessing the diversity and depth of talent was truly eye-opening and humbling. It highlighted the incredible range of innovative ideas and businesses out there, and it was an honor to be a part of such a dynamic gathering of individuals who are all striving for excellence in their respective fields.

How did the awards help you in your business?

The awards provided a significant boost to my business. They increased our visibility, enhanced our reputation, and introduced us to valuable networking opportunities. Connecting with fellow entrepreneurs and mentors expanded our circle and potential partnerships. The recognition served as a motivating affirmation of our efforts, pushing us to continue delivering excellence in hydration, well-being, and sustainability.

What advice would you give to other mums thinking about entering the awards?

To fellow mums considering awards, my advice is: seize the opportunity. Showcase your hard work and achievements. Awards offer recognition, connections, and new opportunities. Believe in your value and unique journey. Your story as a mumpreneur is powerful and deserves celebration – don’t hesitate to share it with the world.

What has been the best thing about starting your own business?

The best part of starting my own business is the freedom to pursue my passion for hydration and well-being while making a positive impact on the community.

What’s happening next in your business?

Next in my business, we’re focusing on expanding our offerings and reaching more people who share our passion for hydration and well-being. We’re excited to explore new partnerships, franchise, and continue innovating to provide even more refreshing options. Our commitment to sustainability and community remains unwavering, and we’re determined to create a network of spaces where individuals can experience the benefits of our beverages while fostering a sense of connection.

What are your big plans for the future?

Our future plans revolve around growth and impact. We aim to expand Su Jus Bar’s reach, potentially through franchising, so that our hydration-focused mission can touch more communities. We’re dedicated to continually enhancing our offerings, introducing new and exciting beverages while maintaining our commitment to sustainability. As we grow, our goal is to inspire healthier lifestyles, foster connections, and create a positive influence on individuals and communities far and wide.

What is your website and/or social media links?
@Su_jus_bar Su Jus Bar Lifestyle Cafe