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 other month.

CandyBar Features: Featured Merchant Stories:
  1. Dexter, Mula Cake: Keeping youth off the streets
  2. Anna, Charlie’s Project: Businesswoman chooses son over career
  3. Jay, Roll Play Lounge: Embracing his Artistic Side to Grow his Business
  4. Inez, Kittea: Taking the Path Less Travelled – to Success
  5. Ginny, Shoe Mo: Finding Her Own Way
  6. Joel, Mission Juice; Finding Fulfilment by Being Boss

Featured Candybar Merchant Stories

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

Mula Cake: Keeping Youth off the Streets

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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

candybar merchant stories roll play game lounge jayHe 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

inez lim kittea candybar merchant stories curious tea mykitteaHer 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

shoe mo ginny truc to candybar merchant stories finding her pathAlone 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

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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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Candybar Case Studies

Happy merchants who have used CandyBar to solve their problems

The Daily Cut: Long Queues of Loyal Regulars

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“Ever since we used CandyBar, revenue has gone up 20-30%” – Necie, Store Manager @ The Daily Cut.

Fruce: Fresh Juice, Fresh Smiles

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“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%

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CandyBar has increased store sales by 5%. Better still, our customers love it.” – Shawn, Store Manager @ Tokyo Chopped Salad.

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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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