Enterprise proprietor, single mother credit group for maintaining doorways open | Native Information

Julia Bradshaw left the company world in 2015 feeling burned out and wanting to make use of her inventive skills {and professional} expertise to create a job she liked.

When Bradshaw began Good Juju Gourmand Cookies, she was unaware on the time the “good juju” would in the future be returned to her and her enterprise.

“It began with customized hand-decorated cookies that stood aside as a result of I crafted recipes for scrumptious cookies and icing,” Bradshaw mentioned.

In 2017 Bradshaw began working with The Potpourri Home to host cookie adorning workshops.

“I started internet hosting cookie adorning workshops at their lovely venue in 2017,” she mentioned. “This 12 months we determined to enter right into a partnership to allow them to promote my line of gourmand cookies of their boutique.”

Nonetheless, enterprise didn’t all the time come really easy. In 2020, identical to so many different family-owned small companies, Bradshaw was getting ready to shutting down.

“In 2020, throughout COVID, we have been one week away from going out of enterprise,” Bradshaw mentioned. “I had not too long ago opened a studio in Whitehouse and all the things was shut down.”

It was at the moment Bradshaw obtained a welcoming name.

“I obtained an order from UT Well being needing 7,000 cookies with a message of appreciation for every physician and nurse on their workers,” she mentioned. “That order actually stored my doorways open.”

Bradshaw mentioned her small enterprise by no means would have made it with out the assist of the area people.

“I’ve discovered that our group is filled with different small enterprise house owners who’ve hearts of gold. We join, assist and encourage one another by means of many networking alternatives,” she mentioned. “That with the continued assist of my loyal buyer base permits me to proceed to develop and thrive in our present economic system.”

Bradshaw mentioned though there have been bumps within the highway, she wouldn’t have it every other approach.

“Identical to every other job, being a enterprise proprietor has many challenges – add being a single mom to the combo and it’s daunting at instances,” Bradshaw mentioned. “Nonetheless, on the finish of an extended day of often working over 15 hours, I can actually say it’s the most fulfilling factor to have the ability present for my little household.”

Bradshaw mentioned she is wanting ahead to an exquisite, and busy, vacation season.

“I look ahead to a really busy vacation season this 12 months with many cookie adorning workshops. This specific a part of my enterprise fills my coronary heart a lot seeing households and associates collect doing one thing distinctive and enjoyable,” she mentioned.

“This 12 months I’m additionally doing one thing new by partnering with a number of native companies for Pop-Up gross sales; I’m actually enthusiastic about this and hope to see many new faces,” Bradshaw added.

Good Juju Gourmand Cookies will maintain its subsequent Pop-Up occasion on Sept. 16 at Solon Douglas & Co.

For extra info, go to www.goodjujucookies.com or name 903-216-2226.

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