Bri Makaric

Founder/CEO of BRITE bites


What inspired you to start your business?

I started my business because I was taking a probiotic pill for digestion and it wasn’t convenient or tasty. I wanted to get my probiotics from real food and fuel my body with superfoods. I started my company in college after getting involved in our entrepreneurship program and then switched my major from Exercise Science to Advertising and Entrepreneurship.

What three traits define you?

Confident, passionate, and determined.

What women inspire you?

Sara Blakley and Kendra Scott

How has being a WBENC-Certified WBE helped your business?

Being a WBENC-Certified WBE has helped us get meetings with large corporations and begin to work with them through their supplier diversity programs where we would have never had that opportunity if we weren’t a company certified by WBENC.

What do you love about being a business owner?

That every day can be different; it keeps me excited and on my toes. I also love all the other female entrepreneurs that I get to meet and became friends with.

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?

“I didn’t come this far to only come this far”

What’s the best way to start your day?

Early before the rest of the world wakes up; work-out, get ready, breakfast and set the mood for my day.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An orthodontist, teacher and party planner (yes, all at once, I had my schedule and days planned on how I would do this)

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When I face a challenge, I... call my mentors and brainstorm.

If I could go back in time, I would tell myself that life is too short to not have fun.

The one thing I couldn’t live without is… coffee and sunshine.

By this time next year, I will be… living somewhere warm.

The best thing that happened to me last week was… our company received a grant!

To get my creative juices flowing, I… go outside and run.

brite bites

BRITE bites exists to help you make healthier choices in the simplest way possible. We get it, swallowing pills is a pain. That’s why we decided to put your daily probiotic in a flavorful, shelf stable bite. BRITE bites are free from dairy, gluten & soy but packed with superfoods.

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