Coffee Cakes Opens in Warren

April 21st, 2016 by Gwen Green

Coffee Cakes owner Donna YoungToo active for retirement, Donna Young became an “encore entrepreneur” instead.

Her new business, Coffee Cakes, opened April 6.

Young first envisioned Coffee Cakes in mid-2015. She wanted to give residents in the Warren area the opportunity to get specialty coffees, breakfast pastries, and light sandwiches locally and contacted the ASBTDC for help with her new business venture.

Stephanie Harton with the ASBTDC at the University of Arkansas at Monticello assisted Young with her business plan and financial projections.

Coffee Cakes also participated in a “Real World Classroom” project coordinated by the ASBTDC and the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Business with the cooperation of Dr. Roy Cabaniss. The students created marketing plans and logos for the business, and Dr. Cabaniss presented the best overall plan to Young.

The new business owner is now collaborating with the ASBTDC to broaden her online presence and overall marketing.

Coffee Cakes is located at 610 North Martin in Warren.