Success Stories

It's Not Just for Summer Grilling; it's also Good for Winter Chilling

Bubble’s Q Sauce owners Marion and Linda Simmons might just have the best slogan for extending their brand and living the American dream.  With over 25 years of experience cooking their favorite barbeque dishes and sauce, the couple now markets in over 80 stores throughout western New York.  

For many years, Linda Simmons had a vision from God telling her to start a small business and sell Marion’s ribs and BBQ sauce.  It was during her search that she came across a business exposition looking for vendors to sell their products.  “We attended and before we knew it, less than three hours into the expo, we were sold out of our sauce,” Linda recalled. “After testing the market for 10-years, I guess we were on to doing something right.” 

As their initial success continued, when it came to expanding their product the Simmons needed help.  They found the assistance they needed at the annual U.S. Small Business Administration’s Straight Talk conference, where the contacts... Read More

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