Almost Heaven Desserts (AHD) is a family-owned bakery and coffee shop located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Patti and Jim Simon own the business alongside their daughter Victoria.
Victoria Simon worked at AHD during high school. Shortly after graduating from college with a degree in Business Management, she decided to take the family business to the next level. Victoria completely transformed their retail space into what it is today, featuring customized coffee cups, hand-stamped merchandise and an eclectic style of decor.
Victoria and her parents are excited to expand and open their second retail location in Cheat Lake, WV, towards the end of this year.
- 3:25 Victoria, take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a little behind the curtain look into your company.
- 5:15 What is your 30 sec. pitch for Almost Heaven Desserts?
- 6:13 Where do most of your customers come from?
- 7:34 How are you utilizing social media to grow your customer base?
- 10:17 Is your mom still creating desserts from family recipes?
- 11:58 Can you tell us more/ give us an update about your new Morgantown location?
- 14:06 How many employees do you have?
- 15:12 What is it like to work with your family?
- 16:10 Are you able to separate your business relationship from your personal relationship with your parents?
- 16:37 What has been your best business moment so far?
- 20:24 What is your one take away from that experience?
- 20:46 PWV Commercial Break
- 21:14 What is the long term vision you have for Almost Heaven Desserts?
- 22:09 What is one of the biggest challenges you face right now?
- 22:57 What do you do to stay positive and motivated?
- 23:38 What is one piece of advice that you would give to young business owners/ entrepreneurs in WV?
- 25:50 What is one thing you do everyday that you think contributes to your success?
- 28:03 What is one resource that you use in your business that you can’t live without?
- 29:19 What is one book or podcast that you’d recommend for aspiring entrepreneurs?
- 30:22 Is there anything else you would like our listeners to know about Almost Heaven Desserts or your story?
- 30:37 How can our listeners learn more about Almost Heaven Desserts and get in contact with you?
- 31:22 Are you still delivering?
- 31:55 Outro