Today we spotlight Jeanetta Sullivan, (Mompreneur) Owner of PUDGY POTATO Home of the XTRA LOADED BAKED POTATO.
All my life I grew up watching great cooks in my family bless others in the community with good home cooked meals from my Great grandmother Lucinda to my Dad, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins etc. It's (cooking) in our blood! Owning and running a restaurant has always been a family dream. Growing up I didn't have the latest or best of materialistic "things" as I grew older I always looked for a way to help myself financially from braiding hair at age 12 up until I graduated high school and went on to nursing school. Since I was a child, I always said I wanted to be a nurse so even as an adult that was still on my to-do list. However, now that I'm working in my childhood profession it wasn't enough, as much as I LOVE being a nurse I still feel like I have more to offer to the world! It was November, 2017 when I planned to drop my son off at daycare and upon arriving was told there's no longer daycare services. After a short lived pity party, I drove to the market and gathered everything needed for an XTRA LOADED BAKED POTATO, soon to become PUDGY POTATO!
I don't really remember where I got STUFFING baked potatoes from, I've always loved the traditional loaded potatoes (cheese sour cream chives). For about 5 years I've made them as a dinner dish for family and friends and they've always encouraged or joked about making them for purchase. I can remember putting my son in his play pen praying over my groceries then prepping to make my first batch of XTRA LOADED potatoes. I made chicken, steak, and shrimp and 10 potatoes I remember making one of each making a video of the finished product then tasting each one... they were beyond delicious! I uploaded my XTRA LOADED potatoes sent mass text messages out to everyone in my phone XTRA LOADED BAKED POTATOES for sale!!!!
The first week I made a $100 less than my 40hr work week check, it was a HIT!!! That month and the next month the numbers was consistent enough that 4 months later I considered taking this new exciting "whole meal" all in one POTATO gig to the next level. I started researching and found POTATO factories all over the country Georgia, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore & these are big successful some even franchises all specializing in POTATOES! I instantly started studying EVERYTHING about them I've been in communication with a few they really believe in Buffalo potential and stands behind PUDGY POTATO.
I researched any POTATO factories in Buffalo (none), WNY (none), New York State (none) after countless hours of researching, networking, and preparing a business plan etc. March 2018, I switched to DBA PUDGY POTATO; Home of the XTRA LOADED BAKED POTATO!
A year later PUDGY POTATO has proven to be not just a hustle but worthy enough to work as a full-time business. PUDGY POTATO now has 20 different varieties and counting (chicken, steak, shrimp, taco, lobster, seafood, Mexican, chili, pizza, buffalo chicken, breakfast potatoes variety, sweet potato variety etc.) to enjoy. This year be prepared to see PUDGY POTATO at pop-up shops major festivals & city wide events, PUDGY POTATO is a kitchen/cooking made to order restaurant/catering service. We look to service your office, executive, private, etc. parties of 10+ guest or more.
Kitchen Hours of operation-2p-10p Mon-Fri. All catering orders should be booked 2 days prior Catering hours starts at 10am. Thank you!
Shaquan Davis, Founder/CEO of Voluptuous Nail Resort.
Throughout my life I have always had a genuine god given love for people; being shown mostly through my hospitality, interpersonal skills, and joyous personality. My goal as an entrepreneur is to be successful of course as we all wish. Moreover, I aim to set the standard for top of the line pampering and maximizing diversity in my skillset, quality, and total experience I give to others all around the board.
Voluptuous Nail Resort stands by its mission statement:
to "Maximize Your Inner Beauty", because everyone has beauty in
them already, we just want to contribute to the birthing.
I love making others feel good. Seeing them happy is yet a privilege and reward. Nevertheless, Voluptuous Nail Resort is apart of ministry. My clients
and I have the honor of getting the whole package of quality care: professional customer service, therapy, constructive conversations, customized creations, and so much more! Wrapping it up, we care!
As were continuously growing at Voluptuous Nail Resort, constantly looking
to educate ourselves and our guest! Putting in hard work helps me to
stay focused and keeps me humble.
I was once told hard work beats talent any day and it shall speak for itself! Thanks for getting to know a little about me and my brand!
4180 Bailey Avenue Suite 2, Amherst, New York 14226
When booking with Voluptuous Nail Resort make sure to mention
you heard about them from LMCPhoto!
Niema Erving, 43 year old mother of 3, born and raised in Buffalo, NY.
She is a Caterer & owner of "A Great Plate Catering".
Founded in 2015 and located in Depew, NY.
Niema has 20 years experience as a professional in the food service industry. Her business became well known for its Homemade Pizzas with dough made from scratch. Because of the extremely high demand, this recipe caused her business to skyrocket in 2017.
Soon after, the Catering took off as a result of the success of the Pizzas.
Currently, A Great Plate Catering is doing great and usually booked up most of the year with events.
Niema is also a great baker with the most moist cookies you will ever
taste in your life! She is known all over WNY for her famous peanut butter cookies and her chocolate chips cookies.
A Great Plate Catering also specializes in fruit designs, fresh baked goods, homemade soups , and more.
*Don't forget to tell her LMCPhoto referred you*
Marilyn E. Robinson
Marilyn Robinson is a wife and a mother of four. Being dual careered, Marilyn works in the Finance department and is a Customs Certified Specialist at FedEx Trade Networks where she has been employed for 15 years.
Additionally, she runs her own Real Estate business under Howard Hanna.
The choice to start her own business came from her innate desire to educate & help others.
Marilyn’s interpersonal & communication skills allows her to effectively and professionally communicate with her clients. Being motivated and committed to achieving her own goals, Marilyn closed on her first 2 deals within six months of obtaining her real estate license.
This upcoming summer, Marilyn is expected to graduate with her bachelor's degree in Business Management from Empire State University.
Marilyn’s Contact info:
Office: 4909 Transit Rd
Depew, NY 14043
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Facebook: Marilyn Robinson Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Perfect Peace Productions is the creative arm of Perfect Peace Ministries, founded by Evangelist Shannon L. Carter. It is hard to believe that it has been twelve years since Shannon self-published her very first Christian Fiction novel entitled “And They Overcame Him”.
Since that time, Shannon has published six books and served as the Executive Producer of her live recording “A Song In The Night…The Worship Experience”. Shannon initially started writing simply as a tool to bring healing to her own broken heart. Eventually, she came to realize that she had been gifted by God to use her writing as a ministry tool.
Not only is Shannon a prolific in spoken and written word, but some of her most painful moments have brought forth songs of healing for the soul.
*If you are interested in becoming a published author, Shannon also provides services to help you from the beginning of the process until the end!*
For more product information, you can visit Shannon’s direct author page on Amazon www.amazon.com/author/shannoncarter or visit her website www.ShannonLouiseCarter.com
Today we highlight Ms. Tammy Gaines, know as Kandi with Ms. Tammy.
As a teacher and community worker Tammy has helped many people young and old. Her Bedroom Kandi business started off as "something to do" over the summer but has turned into a thriving lifestyle line business helping women and couples alike.
Tammy is an entrepreneur that helps encourage a Healthy and safe sex life.
A healthy sex life can strengthen your bond with your partner and help keep your relationship healthy. Sex also provides numerous health benefits, such as boosting your mood, lessening stress, strengthening your immune system, lowering your blood pressure, reducing pain, and helping fight heart disease.
As a Bedroom Kandi Boutique & Kandi Koated Consultant she can help whether you want to pamper yourself, add a little spice in the bedroom or explore intimacy with your partner, our award winning line of high quality bedroom accessories has something for you.
*Kandi Koated makeup has recently been added to her lineup.*
716-539-9125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook & Instagram: @kandiwithtammy
For the entire month of February we will be shining the spotlight on some great Black Small Businesses for Black History Month. Please feel free to share and help promote these businesses and services. Make sure you let them know you heard about them from LMCPhoto!
Anthony Jermaine Collins, husband and father of 5. He is well known in the music industry. He started playing drums a the age of 2, self taught he tore up quit a few pots and pans. At the age of 14 his father/Pastor prayed over his hands and he begin to play the keyboard and has never looked back. He is a full-time Minister of Music for God's Tabernacle of Praise MCHCA and MCHCA WNY Diocese. He is currently the Lead musician at Greater Refuge Temple. He holds the Annual Minister of Music Position for WNY GospelFest and WNY Taking It To The Streets. He plays for the Annual MCHCA Empowerment Conference with Bishop Alfred Owens.
Song Writer, Music Teacher, Music Producer, he has played played and worked for many Churches, Choirs, Recording Artist. He has traveled all over the U.S., Canada, Africa, England & Trinidad. He is the founder of Musik Bishop International where he goes and do Music Workshops and supply instruments and more to Churches and School across the Country.
He is the co-owner of A&O Sound. He is also the owner of Musik Bishop Musician Referral. He provides musicians with work and assists contractors with musicians.
If you are in need of a musician for your service, wedding, funeral, concert, studio session or need a sound-man or a gig, Anthony J. Collins is your guy!