Episode 9: Meg and Molly Svec of Spilt Milk
This week's episode is with Meg and Molly Svec. These sisters are the owners of Spilt Milk in Oak Park, Illinois (right outside of Chicago). I was excited to connect with them because I admittedly don't know anything about running a bakery. Meg and Molly graciously agreed to speak with me about their brand new business and to offer some pretty great words of wisdom for those among us looking to start something like Spilt Milk.
We chat about how their bakery came into existence (finding space, piecing together funds, etc), what it's like to work with a family member and how good it feels to see your space full of happy patrons. The sisters talk candidly about the division of labor as business partners and why they decided to just turn off the business talk when they're not "at work".
There are so many tidbits of truth in this episode. Meg and Molly both weigh in with their thoughts on making a career doing what you love and the big risks necessary to achieve this. I loved their transparent take on worrying about being "frauds" as well as why these feelings don't ultimately hold a lot of water for them. Thanks Meg and Molly!
Also, for all of you in the Chicago area, Meg and Molly wanted to share links to the resources they used when starting up.
Accion -- http://accionchicago.org/
Score -- http://scorechicago.org/
Oak Park Economic Development Corp -- https://oakparkeconomicdevelopmentcorporation.org/
In Keeping Shop news...I'm thinking I might start blogging more about some of the business component that come up in each episode. What do you all think? Is this something you'd like to read more of and if so, what are the topics you'd like to see explored more? Shoot me an email with your thoughts. Thanks as always for listening and don't forget to share the show with friends.