Opening of Babycakes Bakery Sweet for Calico Rock

June 6th, 2017 by Kelli Listenbee

Courtney Wilson and best friend Olivia Bear decided to open a bakery and gift shop in the rolling hills of Arkansas, but they needed a little help.

Wilson called Kelli Listenbee, a business consultant at the Arkansas State University ASBTDC, to see how the center might be able to assist. Listenbee answered questions about starting a business, reviewed their business plan, and assisted with the development of financial projections.

With guidance from Listenbee, the women and their husbands applied for and received a loan, and opened up Babycakes Bakery & Gift Shop in May.

As locals embraced the new business, Babycakes expanded its breakfast-only hours to meet lunch-time demand.

Take a peek at Babycakes’ owners and some of their mouthwatering goodies in this short video.


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