Featured Candybar Merchant Stories
Our newest and best entrepreneur interviews – from small business owners.
Mula Cake: Keeping Youth off the Streets
He wanted to keep the youth off the streets and out of crime. Dexter started a business to become a role model and inspire them.
“People think the more successful you get the more famous you get. No, the more successful you get, the more change you can make.” – Dexter, Merchant Stories: Mula Cake
Charlie’s Project: Businesswoman chooses son over career
Charlie was born with Autism and Down Syndrome. Starting her own business let Anna provide for Charlie while always having time for him.
“The experience made me a better mother and a better business owner.” – Anna, Merchant Stories: Charlie’s Project
Roll Play Lounge: Embracing his Artistic Side to Grow His Business
He worked 14 hour days. He forgot how to sing. Finally, he started his own business to pursue something for himself: sharing his love for board games.
“I describe myself as a Recovering Workaholic,” – Jay, Merchant Stories: Roll Play Lounge
Kittea: Taking the Path Less Travelled – to Success
Her boss wanted to promote her. Her parents wanted her to keep going. Instead, she quit and found her own path to success.
“I only have to prove it to myself: How far can I go?” – Inez, Merchant Stories: Kittea
Shoe Mo: Finding Her Own Way
Alone in a foreign country, she quit her job and started a sneaker laundry empire.
“Be the change you want to see!” – Ginny, Merchant Stories: Shoe Mo
Mission Juice: Finding fulfillment as his own boss
Corporate hotshot quit his job to work seven days a week: just to be his own boss.
Candybar Case Studies
Happy merchants who have used CandyBar to solve their problems
The Daily Cut: Long Queues of Loyal Regulars
“Ever since we used CandyBar, revenue has gone up 20-30%” – Necie, Store Manager @ The Daily Cut.
Fruce: Fresh Juice, Fresh Smiles
“I can see on CandyBar who are my regulars. They keep coming back, and sales are up.” – Roxie, Store Manager @ Fruce.
Tokyo Chopped Salad: Store Sales Up 5%
“CandyBar has increased store sales by 5%. Better still, our customers love it.” – Shawn, Store Manager @ Tokyo Chopped Salad.
More Candybar Merchant Stories
PoPPy Flora & Nature Studio: Letting her authentic style grow and bloom
Sarah Lim doesn’t do free flowers, doesn’t copy anyone, and doesn’t do 12-rose-bouquets. She stuck to her beliefs and her personality — and built her flower business empire.
The Milky Way: A Family Business that treats you like Family
Some like their ice cream waffles with a little melt; others like them separate. At The Milky Way, they remember how you like it, and it’s why their customers treat them like family.
Shukuu Izakaya: How Manga-Fans used Educational Selling to grow a Sake bar
To impress a girl he liked, Luis of Shukuu Izakaya fell in love with Japanese culture, manga and sake – so much so he wanted to share his passion.
How Park Bench Deli Made Their Mark by Staying True to Themselves
Twilight Drinks & Galaxy Cakes: How Boufe Cafe conquered Instagram
“How can I tempt my customers to pay for a Uber ride and come all the way to Phoenix Park to eat at my cafe?” asked Sean of Boufe