Bacon Boxes creates bacon centered gifts using high-quality ingredients, like meats free of hormones, steroids and antibiotics in a natural environment free of farrowing and gestation crates.
What one unique aspect of your business will make you succeed over the next year?
The one unique aspect of our business that has and will continue to make us succeed over the next year is our attention to detail in sourcing and creating our handcrafted bacon gifts.
How does your business make a positive impact on the community?
We source exclusively from family owned farms that have agricultural standards above and beyond the normal meat regulations. We are strong advocators for meat that is free of hormones, steroids and antibiotics as well as the fair treatment of farm animals which is why our products are only sourced from farms that use organic principle and humane husbandry.
Aside from our quality, Bacon Boxes is actively involved in several community events that raise awareness and funds throughout our community. To name a few from this month, we have partnered with the Junior League of Boca Raton, The Rotary club of Boca Raton, City Council of Palm Beach Gardens, Salty Dog Paddle, The George Snow Scholarship Fund and many more.
What would you do with a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, training, and help from a SCORE mentor to grow your business?
With the training and help from a SCORE mentor we would continue to be mentored and make decisions on how we can continue to grow our brand and give back to our community and with the $1,000 Sam's Club gift card we would purchase a much needed refrigerator to increase our production space.
The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.
How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?
SCORE has been an amazing resource for us. We have gone with many questions between financing, taxes, marketing etc and gotten multiple opinions to ensure we make the most educated decision for ourselves. We've had the opportunity to see new techniques come to life and have been advised on how to handle hard situations.
Have you had to overcome any obstacles along the way to build your business?
Yes! With any new business there are many learning curves for us we had to overcome selling out and handling rerouting orders for rain checks. Our biggest obstacle has been that our kitchen is teeny tiny and we aren't able to take as many orders as are demanded which hurts our ability to profit and potentially upsets clients that want their bacon bouquets.
How will you utilize the marketing video and national recognition of winning a SCORE Award to help take your business to the next level?
We would utilize the national exposure to give other young entrepreneurs inspiration and bring attention to how essential SCORE's mentorship has been for our company.