Location: 49 Vose Farm Road, Peterborough

Owner(s): Joshua Velasquez, Adam Hamilton and Peter Morgante

Launched: 2014 in Harrisville; moved to Peterborough late 2018

Service/product: Plant-based cashew cheese

Employees: 5 (looking to hire 2 now and 3 more by the end of the year)

Q: What advice would you give a business just starting out?

A: “Don’t let certain things discourage you, because if you do have a great product, service or whatever you’re looking to start, at the end of the day, if you feel like you have a go at it, then roll the dice and do it. But really do your homework. It’ll make your adventure a lot easier if you gather all that information way before … Go to (expos), walk the floor, pay for whatever it costs to walk the floor, and start talking to the people that may potentially be your customers or your competitors.”