~Day 8 of the ENTREPRENEURIAL SERIES!! PLEASE make sure you READ, COMMENT, TAKE NOTES, and SHOW SOME LOVE to the fabulous folks doing awesome things! ~
Trivia Spencer, Grand Prairie, Texas - "Pawstry Market"
LINKEDIN: Trivia Spencer
GOOGLE+: coming soon ;-)
Tell the readers a little bit about yourself. I am from Chicago Illinois, been in Texas for almost half of my life.. Air Force veteran. Mother of 3 great kids and fur mommy to 2 beautiful boxers.
Explain what type of business you operate? Pet Treat Bakery
How long have you been in business? 2 years
How did you get the name for your business? I wanted to develop something that would represent cats and dogs, and also reflect the other levels that I want to take the business to. Currently we make baked “ccokies” for dogs and baked cat treats, the future is a store front that provides pet friendly meals and treats- not just kibble out of a bag.
What motivated you to start this type of business? The love of my fur baby Roxxy- I wanted to create healthy and safe treats for her when she turned 1 and couldn’t find anything in the pet stores that I was comfortable with.
What are your top 5 must have business tools/aids? Cell phone, email, software for bakery, portable payment system and Facebook page. (Regina: YES! Marketing truly matters!)
Where do you see your business in 5 years? I see my business being a full time retail location with meals and treats and a sponsor for Autism speaks and a neighborhood dog park and walking trail. (Regina: WELL, ALRIGHTY THEN!!! Talk about a five year plan, THAT's what's up!!)
What inspires you? My family, dogs included. They have been very supportive and continue to come up with creative ideas and marketing campaigns. They also keep me on point, when I don’t have orders they keep me motivated to continue to refine products and come up with new ideas.
Who is your business icon or who’s business ethic do you admire? Liddabit a Sweets- they are a small business based in NY. A dream and a kitchen and their little company have become something fabulous. Their operation isn’t high tech or fancy, but they provide wonderful treats and take pride in the ingredients and their process. (Regina: Ehem... You know I'm from Brooklyn right? Shout out to my hometown BROOKLYN, BROOKLYN!! sorry... please continue!)
If you were standing in front of a room full of hopeful, promising, entrepreneurs what would you say to them? Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have a good idea!! (Regina: EXACTLY, America was built on small ideas!)
What an awesome lady! This makes me ALMOST want a dog... ALMOST!
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