Every good thing has a good story behind it, and The Grounds Coffeehouse + Bakery is no exception. My story began eight years ago, when I started a cupcake business from home. It didn’t take long until the cupcakes were taking up all my extra time… and my kitchen space! After two years of making them at home, the demand got too much for me to handle. Although I had a business partner to share the work with, it was time that my home business expanded to a storefront.
From Day One, the shop was busy. We would go through hundreds of cupcakes, seven days a week. However, even though the business was thriving, our business relationship was seriously flawed. After a year in our shop, we made the decision that I would sell my half to my partner. I cried for about a month. I felt like I was mourning the death of something, and in some ways, I was. I was so proud of the business we built. It was so successful, and I felt like it was all for nothing. At least, that’s how I felt at that moment. I knew I would go on to do something bigger and better. That didn’t happen until three years later.