Episode 9: Baking a Difference! Interview with Tracy Quisenberry of Icing Smiles
In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole chats with the founder of Icing Smiles, Tracy Quisenberry! Icing Smiles is a non-profit that matches volunteer bakers with families who have children impacted by serious illness. Find out more at www.icingsmiles.org Tracy shares her story of how Icing Smiles came to be and also the behind the scenes of what it takes to create special memories for these brave children and what you can do to help! The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school. Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick chats with founder of Icing Smiles, Tracy Quisenberry Tracy shares how Icing Smiles came to be and how it makes an impact They chat about how YOU can get involved in helping families with ill children They also chat about the upcoming virtual event on May, 20, 2021, "Sugarthon" - find out more at www.icingsmiles.org Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes!
Icing Smiles Founder Tracy Quisenberry talks about serving critically ill children with small gifts
Life in the 614
Icing Smiles is a national nonprofit that provides celebration cakes to critically ill children and their siblings. The organization will celebrate its 10th birthday and honor the memory of one of its Columbus recipients from 7-9 p.m. on Friday at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House.
037 – Icing Smiles – A “Sweet” Non Profit Success with Tracy Quisenberry
Gift Biz Unwrapped
Tracy is the founder and executive director of Icing Smiles, a non-profit organization that provides custom celebration cakes to children with critical illness and their siblings.She believes that everyone has a responsibility to give back with their God given talents. Tracy has identified two. One is her artistic skill of cake decorating and the other is the skill with numbers.Cake decorating is much more fun, but unfortunately, doesn’t pay the bills. So she spends her days juggling between her job as an international tax consultant, and her role at Icing Smiles. She’s also a mom to two great kids, Emily and Justin.Motivational QuoteBusiness InspirationHow it all started [4:11]Icing Smiles defined [6:39]Creating the company [10:17]A Candle Flickering MomentDealing with a website hack [23:34]A PR nightmare turned very sweet [26:00]Business Building InsightBuilding a business while working full time [15:20] and [16:29]The cake that changed the game [11:54]What it takes to run their non profit company [17:40]Success TraitThe ability to listen and develop rapport lead to a huge corporate sponsor [29:58]Productivity/Lifestyle ToolAn old-fashion “to do” list where she schedules her day [31:23]Valuable BookReal Love: The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love and Fulfilling Relationships by Greg BaerContact LinksWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestInstagramIf you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe and leave a review in Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. That helps us spread the word to more makers just like you. Thanks! Sue