How V. Taybron Turned Her Kitchen into an Empire
It was while reading by candlelight one night that a way to turn her situation around dawned on her.
“My bank account was negative, the lights were cut off, and I was laying on the floor wrapped in a blanket, reading Napoleon Hill’s book, ‘Outwitting the Devil.’ That’s when God told me to bake.”
Taybron decided to obey that voice, and set out immediately to begin baking. She asked a friend for a favor, and, using all of that friend’s kitchen ingredients, baked a fresh batch of snickerdoodle cookies.
Despite initially feeling self-conscious about it, she adopted the same method that girl scouts use to sell baked goods- she went from door to door selling all that she baked. In less than an hour, she found that God truly had smiled on her obedience: she was now $200 dollars richer, and though that may seem like a small amount for someone who is financially stable, for someone with no money at all, it can seem like a fortune.
with the $200 that she made from the sales of her initial baked goods, she paid her electricity bill, went grocery shopping, and busied herself with more baking.
Fast-forward four years later, and Taybron owns what has now become one of the fastest-growing online bakeries, “Savor V.”
“At first I was just selling to anyone who would buy it. I remember being chased out of Lenox Mall for selling cupcake jars. I just ran as fast as I could and came back a few days later.”
A far cry from that start, at present, customers place orders on the SavorV.com website and receive their purchased goodies a few days later. Her cupcakes are in such high demand that she ships not just nationally, but internationally as well.
“It’s amazing to wake up every day and see orders from people across all geographical locations, different races, and backgrounds. I feel like I unify people through my desserts.”
By: Danielle Dixon
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