ALLENTOWN, Pa. – After greater than 20 years of working for giant firms, Ceceilia Jackson thought it was time to start out her personal enterprise, a small enterprise.
“If I had a possibility to color my very own image, what would that appear to be?” she mentioned.
That appears like CeCe J’s Snacks, which simply opened this week.
“I am a potato chip fanatic. I like potato chips, you understand, typically that is not all the time a very good factor,” she mentioned. She makes a wide range of wholesome, preservative-free, dried fruit and candy potato chips.
“I had a whole lot of obstacles, each door that closed in my face, it closed,” Jackson mentioned. The most recent door to shut in her face was the coronavirus. Initially, the enterprise was presupposed to open in December with a completely completely different enterprise mannequin.
“I used to be initially going to go after a completely completely different section like Okay-12, school college enterprise trade,” Jackson mentioned. “Principally the meals service aspect.”
Nonetheless, since college and meals providers are completely shut down, Ceceilia turned to conventional retail, getting her merchandise in a minimum of 5 native shops to this point. Looking back, she’s completely satisfied it turned out that approach.
“It offers you a chance to reinvent your self and discover out new methods, you must assume out-of-the-box.”
Proper now, the enterprise is a one-woman present, however she says if gross sales sustain she’ll add extra.
“The entire aim is to attempt to create some jobs,” she mentioned.
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