Sweet Cake Designs Starts as a Hobby and Becomes a Business

Join us in congratulating Sweet Cake Designs for being named in the Top 100 of the 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media Categories!”

Sweet Cake Designs in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the “Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media” Categories

Congratulations to Sweet Cake Designs, located in Eclectic, Alabama, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 of the Most Glamorous and Savviest in Social Media Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Elizabeth Taylor 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?
Elizabeth: I myself can create what customers want. I feel in charge and makes me feel good.

SweetCakeDesigns_GirlsStartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Elizabeth: My children for making me want to do something so fun. They are my inspiration!

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Elizabeth: I have three girls, girls are FUN! This is what led me to creating for girls, the spark just happened over night though.

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

  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • The Drive

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Elizabeth: Be patient, work hard and follow your dreams! Never give up.


My girls are so much fun!
My girls are so much fun!

StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Elizabeth: Inspiration is everywhere but my children give me the most.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Elizabeth:It’s Easy To Fit In, We Aim To Stand Out!

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Elizabeth: Get what you get and don’t pitch a fit! Lol!

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

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Elizabeth: I started slow and worked on my business for two years before ever making a first sale, so I slowly funded it myself.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Elizabeth: It may be a rough road ahead, but it will be worth it. Keep your eyes on the prize.

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Elizabeth:Shows, Flyers at business’s, postcards, website and social media.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Elizabeth:If people are tired of hearing about your dream business, tell them more. This is what you do, what you love and people should know about it.

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Elizabeth:I’ve only been in business about a year so I have no opinions on that quite yet.

Learn more about Elizabeth’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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