Meet Morgan Powell of Morgan’s Mini Cheesecakery
As some may know, food plays a huge part during family holiday gatherings, so I wasn’t qualified to make the main dishes. So I chose to work my way up in the dessert department. That’s when I made my first lemon meringue pie. Needless to say it was a hit. So every holiday I would make lemon meringue pie, then came peach cobbler and banana pudding and anything I could make to be apart. Mother’s Day 2014, was when I made my first cheesecake. My grandma loved it! So from then I did much research to concoct the perfect cheesecake. I never liked cheesecake, so I went through many trials to perfect a recipe to my liking and to those non cheesecake lovers. I have tried to venture out and make cakes and cupcakes but they are horrible. So I will stick to what I know. I originally made whole 9 inch Cheesecakes but I still wasn’t satisfied with putting that out to the world. So I thought instead of whole ones let’s make them mini. You get the same satisfaction but less calories. A guilty pleasure without the guilt. Family and friends always bragged about how good my Cheesecakes were and I started getting lots of requests for birthday parties, potlucks etc. In 2018, I decided to take a leap of faith and put myself out there. I perfected my craft and was ready to take entrepreneurship head on. It took much brainstorming but I finally picked a name. In October 2018 Morgan’s Mini Cheesecakery was born.
It has not been smooth. I am a registered nurse and Trying to juggle my 9-5 schedule with my business schedule, with my social life with my own intra-personal goals has been the most difficult. I am a one woman show at the moment and It can be very overwhelming. I have to show up with 100% effort for everything and everyone because I cannot and will not fail. My issue at the beginning was me being so naive to think this was going to be easy and the sacrifice needed but I was never taught entrepreneurship, like I was taught to work for someone else. I am learning and growing and I am finding the beauty in the struggle.
Morgan’s Mini Cheesecakery is a mobile dessert shop that specializes in homemade mini Cheesecakes. Each mini cheesecake is roughly the size of a standard cupcake. Each order comes in a dozen and I offer a variety of flavors like peach cobbler, banana pudding, key lime. Customers are able to customize their dozen to fit any occasion. The flavor and small size of my cheesecakes are what sets them apart. They are a little bite of happiness and is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth while maintaining portion control. I am most proud of maintaining a stable clientele and each opportunity the company obtains.
I think there are levels to success. As said previously, I have been able to maintain a stable clientele, I am confident in my product and I am consistent in providing quality desserts and customer service. Based off my standards I have achieved the first level of success. Now it’s time to activate the next level by learning new things, networking, and applying the knowledge to make this company the best. My criteria would be based off increasing my clientele, gaining partnerships while maintaining consistency and quality. Each level of success should not lack and if it does then I have not achieved success.