Kimberly McDonald, Simply Desserts
A few years ago, when Kimberly's youngest child was a senior in high school, she started to wonder how she was going to fill her days once her child left for college. At the time, Kimberly was organizing fundraisers for MS - and one of the fundraisers happened to be selling cheesecakes. Kimberly had such a great success during the fundraisers that she was encouraged to start her own business selling cheesecakes. In 2008, Kimberly began the cheesecake business and in a matter of months she started to include more desserts. Kimberly is a self taught baker, but has taken numerous classes to perfect her skills and learn new techniques.
Describe yourself in three words:
organized, creative, caring
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Maintaining the business for over 4 years with increased growth each year
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To begin looking for a storefront!
How does your company stay connected through social media?
Facebook - Simply-Desserts; Constant Contact.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I allow time in the morning to get organized and I try to finish my work before 5pm so I can cook dinner for my husband; and if I need to... I work in the evening.
What website do you visit every day?
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
What is on my agenda for the day?
What book do you casually put out on your coffee table to impress visitors?
Nothing on the coffee table :)
What is your favorite spot to visit in Northern Virginia?
Crysallis Winery or other wineries.
What is your goal for retirement?
If I retire, live in the mountains of Colorado.
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own company?
Don't wait, just do it. It is so rewarding.
connect with Kimberly:
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.