CREW LOVE [ALUMNI EDITION]: DANIELLE SMITH

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Your business name: Cupcakes With Benefits 

Your neighborhood: Oakley 

Tell us about your business:
A Gluten-Free bakery selling custom cupcakes and bundt cakes of various sizes. 

What toppings are on a perfect pizza?
Bacon, sausage, tomatoes, spinach, goat cheese 

Why does the work that MORTAR is doing in our communities matter? It’s important to have resources for entrepreneurs, a place where they can get the help they need to start up. Not only that but entrepreneurs need support systems, people that believe they are capable of bringing their ideas to life, especially minorities because it’s harder than for their white counterparts

If you could only listen to ONE musician/artist/band for the rest of your life, who would that be? Why?
That’s a tough one, but probably Adele, because I like her style of music, the messages that are often behind the music. 

Thinking about what you’ve learned on your entrepreneurial journey, if you could go back in time to the day you started your business & tell yourself ONE thing, what would you say to yourself?
I would tell myself not to make the mistakes I have, know that it will evolve based on where life is going 

If you could be the mayor of Cincinnati for a day, what’s one thing that you would change? Tenant/landlord laws. 

Share your thoughts on MORTAR’s concept of “Building businesses. Transforming Cities.”
It’s good. Small Businesses have a significant impact on cities because they bring new ideas, new services, new products to the landscape. They’re the ones that have an effect on the economy because they create most of the new jobs. 

Where can people find out more about your business (this is a perfect place to list your website, social media links, address to your business etc.)?
www.cupcakeswithbenefits.com Sign up to receive news to stay in the know, follow on social media platforms. Instagram, Twitter Facebook @ Cakesbyelle01

Any final thoughts?
Cupcakes With Benefits

Cupcake baker Danielle Smith, a #MORTARAlum, tells a bit about herself in this week's CREW LOVE feature. Click To Tweet

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