Total loan: $10,000


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Berkeley, CA, United States / Food

Natalie's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped will help with the our kitchen's move coming up in December, we are hoping to find a permanent location for all 4 businesses and this will help with my contribution to the new kitchen.

Natalie's story

I was raised in Santa Rosa where I was told I could pursue any career I wanted, so at a young age I chose baking. Every weekend I could be found in our family's kitchen making cookies, brownies, fudge and cakes, it became my obsession. My first job was at a bakery, where I learned production style baking, as well as how to work with others. There I learned the kind of boss I did not want to emulate, and found out that leading with kindness and understanding would get me farther in life. After obtaining a business degree from SFSU, I couldn't wait to start Natty Cakes, it had been in the works since I was 15 and the world seemed to be full of possibilities. Natty Cakes has given every avenue a try, including Farmer's Markets, Wholesale, Direct Sales and Indirect Sales. So far my favorite has been baking for Weddings and Special Events. I am looking forward to growing Natty Cakes' brand in the Wedding Industry as well as in the Bay Area. The Bay Area has been the perfect foundation for Natty Cakes as most small businesses are looking to lift one another up!