Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food & beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Bryonna Williams, Founder of Flick of the Whisk Cakes, located in Denver, CO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Flick of the Whisk Cakes specializes in custom luxury cakes for weddings, birthdays, and celebrations. My customers range from couples having a small elopement-style wedding to companies hosting significant corporate events.
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! I’m Bryanna, and I started Flick of the Whisk Cakes in 2019 while working as an interior designer. I desired something more for myself and took a leap of faith in starting my business.
I didn’t have any prior baking or cake decorating experience, but this must have been a hidden talent of mine because I picked it up right away. I am constantly motivated by my customers, who support and encourage me every single day. I will never get tired of the joy on their faces when they pick up their cake.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment believes in myself enough to quit my full-time job after just a year of starting my business. I wasn’t sure if this would work out, but I was motivated and had a vision, and it has been the best decision I’ve ever made.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The hardest thing is finding a balance between work and my personal life. I am thinking about my business 24/7, which can affect my mental health and self-care. I experienced burnout a year ago after overbooking and overworking myself. After that, I focus heavily on self-care and try to encourage those around me to do the same.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Start before you’re ready. There will never be a perfect time.
- Find time for yourself. Your business cannot be successful if you are not healthy enough to run it.
- Connect with other entrepreneurs and build a solid, supportive network. Support those who support you.
Where can people find you and your business?
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