Dandelion Café Loan amount: $10,000 Location: 5405 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire,TX 77401 Website: http://dandelionhouston.com/ Houston’s abundance of small business resources makes it fertile soil for entrepreneurs, but as any gardener would tell you, it’s the hard work—not the environment—that truly helps something grow.
At the tender age of 8 years old, our pastry chef Heather Davis began a tradition that would one day become a passion. Heather’s love of creating sweet treats was birthed from baking holiday cookies with her mother. Although the native Houstonian initially took a traditional career path to become a teacher, she continued to develop her craft as a baker. Though Heather would often bring her fresh baked goods to her school just for the love of baking, her fellow teachers started placing orders, and encouraged her to sell them. So in 2011 she made the life-changing decision to launch a bakery, Chic Sweets Fine Desserts.