Reflecting a year in business

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Kathryn Alvarez

I have the BEST customers! Thank you so much for supporting Never Better Bakery!! You don't know how much it means to me and as I reflect towards one year of being in business I am truly blessed. Every day I put my heart and soul into the bakery to provide the best products using as many local ingredients as possible and to provide the best customer service.

I'm a small online, one female owned business that does it all who is trying like crazy to go store front. Many don't know that I have disabilities and I usually don't talk about them because I have learned that people with disabilities are looked at as someone who isn't dependable or aren't able to work or do tasks. That's not true. My disabilities are different. I can do quite a bit of things. I am intelligent, resourceful, hard working, very dependable and I treat others the way I want to be treated just to name a few good qualities. I just need a little help at times and I'm fortunate to have someone that can help me. I've had quite a few people think I have a staff, they don't know its just me. Being organized is key and I'm a very organized person. Despite not having a support system, I am doing very well for myself.  It's hard for me to travel distances and go to events and meetings and I'm lucky that my assistant, Jeau, helps me do those things by going for me when I can't go and she helps me deliver.

So why do I think I can run a store front? With help, I know I can. I have food service experience and I can't let fear or my disabilities dictate or run my life. Both are very good at trying but I choose not to be a victim and I choose to be independent and support myself. People like myself can live independently and work if given the chance. I've done it before but lost it all during my divorce when I had to move out of military housing and couldn't afford a store front to move into at the time. I have hopes and dreams and I am determined to fulfill them. I also want other people who suffer with disabilities to know that they too can accomplish what they set out to do.

Like a lot of other small business owners who have a passion for what they do the best thing you can do is just start. That's what I did and I'm climbing those stairs one at a time to get to where I need to be and where I want to be.

Thank you again for giving me a chance, for supporting a woman owned business and supporting a business owner with disabilities and allowing me to do what I do best, serve others and bake. I plan on my bakery being here for a very long time. Here's to more great years ahead!

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