Natalie Madison is part bread cook, part craftsman, part businessperson.
When she chose to grow her cake business, she swung to her accomplices at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
“Natalie has been a customer of the ASBTDC for over 10 years and ceaselessly uses the administrations we give. She generally needs to learn,” said ASBTDC Business Consultant Whitney Horton.
Since 2013, Madison has claimed and worked Natalie Madison’s Artisan Cakes LLC in Little Rock, represent considerable authority in three-dimensional sculptural cakes and complicated custom wedding cakes.
Presently, notwithstanding making cakes, she will offer bread kitchen supplies and offer classes from another area with another name, Art Is In Cakes Bakery and Supply.
A year back, Madison entered chats with Vanness, Inc., the focal Arkansas provider of everything cake heating and enhancing throughout the previous 40 years. She consented to buy the Vanness stock. She additionally found another retail space on West Markham Street.
Requiring financing for the task, Madison connected with Horton and the ASBTDC.
Horton helped Madison patch up her strategy for success to demonstrate how the business was developing and set up an advance proposition fusing nitty gritty statistical surveying.
“By working with the ASBTDC, I could push through the advance procedure significantly quicker and with more certainty that the data was right. I’m certain that on the off chance that we hadn’t cooperated that I would even now be attempting to make sense of what moneylender I would utilize,” said Madison, who got a Small Business Administration-supported 7(a) advance through Arvest Bank.
Horton and Madison talked about all parts of the development, from the effect of new income streams on the business to web based business and working an online store.
As the November opening of her new space nears, Madison says she feels prepared.
“It’s essentially going similarly as I had arranged. One thing I have learned is that regardless of the amount you set up, there’s continually going to be something you weren’t expecting,” she said. “Be that as it may, without experiencing this extension, I would have never known I required it. I think about I’m stating that I was as readied as a business person could be, however you must be prepared for a curveball.”
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