Janet Williams and Anna Carrier, Morgantown, WV natives, had successful careers working in a local law firm but their passion for making and eating sweet treats led them to entrepreneurship.
Williams and Carrier were colleagues for a short time before quickly becoming friends due to their passion for cooking and baking. Carrier was attending law school and working at the firm where Williams was a paralegal. Carrier was obtaining her JD-MBA and knew she wanted to pursue her dreams of opening a business. Their friendship took a twist and turned into a partnership when Carrier told Williams she was leaving to chase her dream and Williams pitched the idea of a cupcake shop. You can say the rest is what you would call history.
The Cupcakerie opened in January 2011, and the ladies catered and provided deliveries until their storefront could open on Willey Street in September 2011. During this time they received counseling from SBA’s resource partner, the Small Business... Read More