Let’s welcome Tamika Wilson-Smith.
Hi Tamika. Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is Tamika Wilson-Smith. I am 38 years old, married with two daughters and a step-son. I love to bake and cook. I have been baking since I was 9 years old.
Your business is called Heavenly Desserts, how did you get started?
While living in Arizona, I use to make cakes for my friends and family members birthdays’. In 2004, I lost my job about a month before Christmas. I was home watching Food Network and they were making cookies. Since I never done the cookies thing, I decided to go for it. So I wrote down the recipe and started practicing almost every day on my cookie making. Then for Christmas that is what I gave everyone, cookies! Everyone loved them so I added cookies to my baking list.
What made you want to go into business for yourself?
I decided to go into business for myself because I really didn’t like having a boss. I thought I would be my best boss. I could make my own hours and no one tell me when I could take off.
What is your most popular item?
My most popular items are the red velvet cake balls.
With the economy the way it is, have you found it harder to stay in business?
It is definitely a challenge to stay in business due to the economy but I trust in the Lord and it is Him who keeps me faithful in my business and that the economy will get better.
What keeps you motivated?
Success, my family and having faith in God keeps me motivated.
If you can give one piece of advice, what would it be?
Plan for the unexpected and always be prepared.
How can people find out more about you and your business?
People can log onto our website www.heavenly-dessertstx.com, they can visit our new store front location: 1100 Wilcrest Drive Ste 113 Houston, TX 77042 and our FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/HeavenlyDessertstx
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