Sonny McCracken always thought he would be the one who piggybacks on someone else’s great idea. Until he had his own. His product, a plant-based protein drink called Après, is now in more than 500 stores across the country. “I think one of the biggest blessings as a first-time entrepreneur is that you don't know how hard it's going to be.” With a small team, and visiting many fitness studios a day, it’s crucial for Sonny to be on top of things while always on the move. Phone calls, texts, emails, feedback to designers, spreadsheets, inventory – whatever fire he needs to put out, he has the tools to get it done on the go. To those starting their own businesses, he shares a piece of entrepreneur advice: “As an entrepreneur, and as somebody creating something that's never existed before, you have to be willing to knock down walls, and you have to be confident in what you're doing. Otherwise, nobody's going to come with you.