Meet Rosanna Ruwe.
Owner of Lulu's Sweets Boutique.
"Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and sell your product or vision to your local community. If you are genuine and innovative they will have your back."
Lulu’s Sweet Bites creates gourmet cakes, cupcakes, and macarons that meet customers' highest standards of quality, taste, and beauty.
Q: What is a problem you're working to solve?
A: Providing easy access to gourmet treats that are as stunning as they are delicious.
Q: What is a lesson you've learned that has shaped your work?
A: To not be afraid to fail. Every failure comes with a lesson and gets us closer to success.
Q: Were you entrepreneurial when you were younger?
A: I was! I grew up watching my parents run a successful wholesale business in Venezuela. At a young age, I started retailing some of the items from their business to my friends in school. In my late high school years and during college I purchased clothing items from the US and retailed them to friends and family in Venezuela.
Q: What does a typical day in your life look like?
A: As a wife, mother of 2, and business owner every day is a juggling act. I start my days at 5 am and work with my team in fulfilling the orders for the day. In the afternoons I work on growing the business, correspond with customers and plan the details for the opening of the storefront. In the evenings I take my two daughters to their activities and spend as much time with my family as I can. This recharges me and allows me to start all over the next day.
Q: What’s one piece of advice would you give a young entrepreneur in Greater Cincinnati?
A: Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and sell your product or vision to your local community. If you are genuine and innovative they will have your back.