From Backyard to Brick and Mortar: BBQ Business Uses SBA Resources Every Step of the Way

Situation: The idea for Cincinnati-based barbecue business Sweets and Meats began in Kristen Bailey’s backyard. She and her partner Anton would host cookouts, serving family recipes to their friends. As word spread about their food and many people began to encourage Kristen and Anton to open a restaurant. In 2014, the two leaped into entrepreneurship, starting their business with a smoker, $500 in capital and a volunteer work force. For the first 18 months, the business did not have a payroll.
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“We’re so thankful for the opportunity to be featured by the U.S. Small Business Administration. They released our interview nationwide today. We are so blessed!” -Kristen Bailey


MORTAR grad Kristen Bailey's @sweetsandmeats featured by the US Small Business Administration. #MORTARAlum #WeAreMortar Click To Tweet





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