Congratulations to Loretta Lopez on the opening of Loretta’s Artisanal Bakery and Café Loretta came to the Kansas SBDC at WU for assistance with writing a business plan for starting her bakery and for navigating the logistics of starting a business. Loretta had a reputation as a great baker from selling her goods at farmers’ markets and knew that she could make her vision of owning her open business a realty if she turned to the right resources.
Having just opened doors, Loretta is currently concentrating her efforts on getting the bakery portion of the business off the ground. Upon walking into the bakery, one is greeted by the welcoming aroma of fresh baked yeast breads and a variety of homemade desserts ranging from decadent cheesecakes to paleo cookies – items which Loretta’s customers, myself included, are quite happy to consume!
Located in the bright blue cottage on Highway 24 in Belvue, Kansas, Loretta’s is a welcomed addition to its community and a convenient stop off place for hungry travelers.
Good luck, Loretta! We wish you success and happiness in running your business!
Laurie Pieper, Ph.D.
Kansas SBDC at Washburn University