A loan of $10,000 helped purchase commercial equipment and wrap my new food truck, boosting advertising, ensuring we are in compliance and helping to gain working capital for my business.


Kristen's story

Greetings! My name is Kristen Bailey and I was born and raised on the east side of Cincinnati in Mt. Washington. I’m still a proud resident today. I am also the owner of Sweets & Meats a BBQ Food Truck. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for bringing people together with good food and what better way to do that than with a great meal! Currently my corporate job funds my passion but my goal is for passion to become my career. With the help of my partner I’m on track to do that this year. My partner is a self taught cook with soulful southern roots. My business background and networking ability compliments my partner’s kitchen skills and charisma. We make an outstanding team. All of our dishes are homemade by us, from the rub to the sauce and everything in between! That’s what make’s us unique and thanks to the generous support of our friends and family we are making our dreams a reality.

I was raised in a single parent home where my mother always gave 110% to my sister and I. My sister has special needs and I can remember how hard my mom worked to provide for us, balancing work, kids, nursing school and life. At 12 years old I asked my mom if I could work at the local Creamy Whip in order to help out. She agreed and I got the job. I've been working ever since. At times I would have 2-3 jobs requiring determination to maintain my focus. It is because of this same determination that I was able to put myself through college. I attribute my incredible work ethic to my mom. She has always supported me and inspires me to follow my dreams.

I am no stranger to hard work. I graduated from Purcell Marian High School and Wittenberg University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. I have worked in sales for the past 15 years. The last 10 have been in the financial industry. I am a banker and love working with small businesses, thus entrepreneurship came naturally.


This loan is special because:

It supports a woman entrepreneur expand her food truck business.



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About Sweets & Meats LLC

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: sweetsandmeatsbbq.com

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