We've all pretty much heard the saying: "Most businesses fail within their first year" in some variation. Running a business is hard work, and there were establishments that have shuttered their doors in the past 365 days when Ms. Stugie's Cookie Shoppe launched last year. One of the businesses featured in my Small Business Spotlight series is still moving full speed ahead a year later. Jessica Wells, the owner, was celebrating with a stand at a local market called The Market on the River in Augusta, GA and even concocted a delicious Stugie Turns 1 birthday cookie to celebrate the occasion. Keep read for more!
The owner, Jessica Wells.
Ms. Stugie's Cookies offered an assortment of cookies including their Lemon Princess, Strawberry Milkshake, Suga Mama (my fave), and Monstaah cookies. Gluten free options were also available.
It takes a village: Jessica's sister Sydney and brother Spencer were on hand to help sell those cookies!
C'est moi! I tried to stay cool in the sweltering heat despite the fact I took this photo at around 10 a.m. I failed. If follow me on Snapchat (@divachronicles), you know I was melting, but it was all worth it to support a friend. Here's a quick run down of my outfit:
Dress: Cato Fashions
Sandals: Old Navy, Similar here
Be sure to check out Ms. Stugie's Cookie Shoppe and order a dozen or few and tell 'em I sent ya! Shipping is also available.