CandyBar Merchant Stories – Entrepreneur Interviews from Small Business Owners

CandyBar Merchant Stories: our series about small business owners, their successes and struggles. Real stories from real people. We release a new one every month.

Featured Candybar Merchant Stories

Our newest and best entrepreneur interviews – from small business owners.

Kittea: Taking the Path Less Travelled – to Success

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“I only have to prove it to myself: How far can I go?” – Inez, Merchant Stories: Kittea

Shoe Mo: Finding Her Own Way

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“Be the change you want to see!” – Ginny, Merchant Stories: Shoe Mo

Mission Juice: Finding fulfillment as his own boss

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Corporate hotshot quit his job to work seven days a week: just to be his own boss.

“It could’ve been any business – To be honest, I just didn’t want to work for someone else.” – Joel, Merchant Stories: Mission Juice

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Happy merchants who have used CandyBar to solve their problems

The Daily Cut: Turning long queues into loyal regulars

“Ever since we used CandyBar, revenue has gone up 20-30%”

Necie, Store Manager @ The Daily Cut.

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More Candybar Merchant Stories

PoPPy Flora & Nature Studio: Letting her authentic style grow and bloom

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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

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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

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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

Park Bench Deli - Get Grub via HonestyInvited to a fancy food festival, they decided instead to offer PB&J sandwiches. And now they’re famous for it.


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

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