10. From Waitress to Global Business Owner, with Montpelier, Ohio, Hometown Hero, Becky Freese
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You won't want to miss this literal "wash rags" to riches story as a local Montpelier, Ohio (population 3,500), Hometown Hero shares the secrets to her business success. Going against the odds of starting a food business (in 2010 after the economic crash) in a rural town where restaurants typically don't make it past one year of operation, Becky Freese (aka The Cookie Lady) built an ultra successful cookie business that has gone global. She bakes the best chocolate chip cookie in the world (no joke), and now ships to every state in the United States and to all parts of the world including Germany and Japan. Taste them for yourself!

Becky Freese

Becky has been married to her husband Ron for 35 years (August 2020) and is the proud mother of her 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. At the age of 10, Becky delivered the local The Bryan Times newspaper and then four years later began working as a waitress. She ended up in various restaurants for 22 years all while raising a family. Once her children were in school, she began working at a local hospital as a Unit Secretary. She moved her way up to a Surgical Services Supervisor, but at the same time, she began baking cookies out of her home to support her kid's sporting events that eventually turned into a thriving, global business called Cookies on Demand.  She celebrated her 10-year anniversary on July 13, 2020.

Email: cookiesondemand@frontier.com
Facebook Page (Order here): Cookies On Demand

What You'll Learn

  • How your origination story impacts your career ambitions
  • How transferable skills learned in your early career can be leveraged to create a successful business
  • What makes people pursue a "real job" vs. a job that solely pays the bills
  • How family and friends could help you believe in a business opportunity as a result of a hobby
  • How a successful business opportunity could be disguised as a passion or hobby
  • How to build confidence to turn your hobby into a successful business
  • How to take the leap into creating a new business from scratch
  • Why personal sacrifice is necessary to build a small business from scratch
  • When the moment occurs to quit your job and eventually pursue your passion
  • How to overcome challenges and persevere in a pursuit of creating a new business
  • Why working in vs. on your business every day is a recipe for success
  • Why doing the right thing and listening to your gut can help you build confidence
  • What is a business owner's "aha" moment to know they've built a successful business
  • How you must take the first step to creating a new business instead of focusing on all of the future steps
  • Why doing your research and using your resources are essential keys to building a successful business
  • What an "exit strategy" looks like for a successful global business
  • How to differentiate your product from your competitors
  • Why female and minority owned businesses are an essential part of our culture and society


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