With flavors like Milky Way, Sea Salt Caramel and Maple Bacon, it is no wonder that Peace, Love and Little Donuts (PLLD) of Canal Fulton, Ohio, has been packing in customers since its opening two years ago. “We make our donuts all in front of our customers, and people come in already in a good mood. It’s a fun position to be in!” said Franny Buell, co-owner with husband DJ Buell. Profitable from the start, PLLD of Canal Fulton has also received critical raves.
The Buell’s success can be traced in part to their founding of the company on a solid business plan –DJ’s background in corporate management and Franny’s small business background ensured that took place. Still, early on they knew they could still use guidance as they developed their business. But where could they go to find assistance, and whom could they trust? Luckily, good fortune intervened. DJ happened to go sailing with an individual who was a member of SCORE, a resource partner organization of the SBA... Read More