Mill Stream Farm Offers Tasty Treats, Replacing the Same Old Doughnut

Join us in congratulating Mill Stream Farm for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Yummiest Category!”

Mill Stream Farm in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “Yummiest” Category

Mill Stream Farm

Congratulations to Mill Stream Farm, located in Denton, Maryland, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Yummiest Category. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Jeanne Scott and asked her to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Jeanne: Taking my passion and making a living with it.

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Jeanne: Again, it begins with passion. And a strong desire to be successful for myself, my children.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Jeanne: My children. My passion for my products.

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

  • Organization
  • Determination
  • Excelling with your product(s)

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Jeanne: Make sure you’re doing something you’re passionate about, not just for money. The money will come after the passion.


StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Jeanne: Magazines, testimonials, and my community.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Jeanne: In God, All Things Are Possible.

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Jeanne: When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Roll!!!

Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Jeanne: What funding?

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Jeanne: Have a business plan.

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Jeanne: Events mostly

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Jeanne: Try everything, go everywhere.

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Jeanne: Everyone else is doing it now.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Jeanne: Everyone else is doing it now.

StartupNation: Have a funny story about a client or business transaction that you want to share along with a key lesson learned?
Jeanne: At various events, I have had people tell me they don’t like it, then they taste it, then they love it! Some have told me they would choose my products over sex. There must be a hormone lurking in our bodies for Mill Stream Farm products!

Learn more about Jeanne’s business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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