Cooking, baking, and owning a business of your own are dream jobs to many, and for good reason. There’s a certain romance in stirring a big pot of fragrant, melting chocolate, or in early morning light cast upon a tray of bubbling apple pies on their way to a farmers market. There’s a joy in bringing out a big plate of fried chicken with all the fixings to smiling diners for a Friday night celebration, or perfecting a buttermilk biscuit until it's exactly how your Granny used to make them. Choosing your own (very long, and many) hours can be a big perk, and making what was once just a fledgling idea come to fruition is unbelievably satisfying and often surreal.
And that’s exactly what these women have done – but not without some sweat, a few good mistakes, and some pretty big sacrifices. Today they’ll share advice they’ve learned along the way of starting their own businesses, and what they wish they’d known when they were just starting out.