Hunter Nelson is no stranger to entrepreneurialism as he started his first company at age eight. Today, seven years later as a seasoned businessperson, Nelson has opened his newest company, Lobster Taxi, an online overnight shipper of live Maine lobster throughout United States and Canada.
A West Coast-native, Nelson longed for his “Maine lobster experience” after he returned home from summers in Maine. Sure that others felt the same way - as Maine lobsters seem to have this effect - Nelson turned his passion for the product into reality through Lobster Taxi.
"When buying Maine lobsters at the supermarket anywhere outside of Maine, you do not know how long the lobster has been outside of their natural habitat,” said Nelson. "The difference in taste between Supermarket lobster and Lobster Taxi’s is enormous. If someone has never had Lobster from Maine, they may not ever find out how good they really are."
Lobster Taxi also offers amazing Maine Steamer Clams and Mussels, and local dessert favorites like Whoopie Pies, all available online at LobsterTaxi.com .
Our Lewiston outpost is within The Vault, at 84 Lisbon Street in downtown Lewiston.
Ya gotta love it! That seems to be one of the main criteria for starting a small business and making it a success. It also was the sentiment of the folks reflecting on what it has taken them to build four vibrant businesses at the close of 2014.
With no background in retail or running a business, Nancy O’Brien opened Fiore, a shop specializing in artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegars, in downtown Bar Harbor in 2009. Now, six years later, the business is going great and O’Brien has five other stores in Maine.