Discerning bakers put more than flour and sugar into their confections—they also bake with passion. Here, four Connecticut startup bakery owners share how they turned their visions into successful Hartford-area businesses.
Entrepreneurial Center Fosters Hartford-Area Startup Bakery
Beth Bolton, Owner/Pastry Chef at A Little Something Cake Studio, talks her experience with launching a startup in West Hartford and discusses some entrepreneurial challenges.
“Looking back, I’m not sure I would be where I am today if I hadn’t gone through what I did,” she notes. “But I wouldn’t change anything about my entrepreneurial journey.”
Hartford Baking Company: Entrepreneurial Success in Hartford County
Scott Kluger, Founder of Hartford Baking Company, has an eye toward growth. Since our interview, the company has opened a second location on Farmington Avenue in busy West Hartford Center. Scott says the company’s focus is on quality, new products, and artistic integrity.
“We want to be cutting-edge,” he emphasizes. “We also want to be on the map nationally and internationally.”
Young Entrepreneur Becomes Baking Success
Miriam Rieder, Founder of Taste by Spellbound, started her entrepreneurial journey at an early age. With two successful bakeries, she recognizes the economic impact of her success. “I’m amazed that at 25 years old I have a team of 10 people. They wouldn’t have these jobs if I wasn’t here. So it’s a much bigger picture than just me,” she notes.
CT Startup Takes the Cake
Find out how Tina’s Cake Emporium Founder Tina Salvatore made the transition from accounting to award-winning baker. With regard to trend, cost, and sales analysis, she notes, “My background actually has helped me.”
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