04/01/2021: Small Business Spotlight: Beanz Buttercream Bakery
Small businesses are an extremely crucial part of American life because they are the lifeblood of our whole economy. Most businesses are small to medium in size and are basically the foundation upon which our entire country and economy was built. Please enjoy our new quarterly feature called Small Business Spotlight, that will highlight a small business in our surrounding area. This quarter our Small Business Spotlight is Beanz Buttercream Bakery located in Greenville, Ohio.
Name/Title: Sean Strawer
Name of Business: Beanz Buttercream Bakery
Briefly describe your business: Beanz Buttercream Bakery is a locally owned bakery. All of our baked goods are made from scratch and baked fresh daily. We are known for our delicious cookies, pretzel bread, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, and cheesecakes.
When did your business start? We started our business as a homebased business almost 10 years ago. We opened Beanz Buttercream Bakery in downtown Greenville almost 2 years ago.
How did you get started in this business? I have Always enjoyed cooking and wished that I had attended culinary school out of high school. My daughter and I started baking cupcakes at home. They became popular and we started a homebased business. Beanz Buttercream Bakery started from this homebased business. This business was my dream. I had worked a job for 21 years that was stressful. I took a leap of faith and opened the bakery. I am so glad I did.
Where do you see your business in the next year? We have been very blessed to have a successful business. We see our business continuing to provide big delicious cookies and delicious sweet treats to our amazing customers and community. We purchased a new larger building and will be remodeling over the next year. We are excited about having a larger space to bake more awesome treats.
How has Greenville Federal helped your business grow? Greenville Federal helped us secure the funds to start our business and recently assisted us with a business loan to purchase our new building. They assist us with our day-to-day banking needs as well as support all of our business banking needs to ensure we have what we need to focus on our business.
What is the one thing about your business that people may not know? All of our baked goods are made from scratch. We never use boxed cakes or mixes. This is what makes our baked goods so yummy. People often ask what time I have to start baking each day. A baker’s hours are not glamorous. I arrive at the bakery at 3:45am.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working? I enjoy golfing and traveling.