LoTempio Law has decades of experience partnering with start-up entrepreneurs, who are eager to introduce their new ideas or concepts. Patent Law has allowed our firm to work with many innovative entrepreneurs in all kinds of industries who want to create something new in their respective space.
Whether it is the initial stages of developing a patent for a product or trademarking a name for a business, our firm works with entrepreneurs throughout every step of their business’s development.
One of the entrepreneurs we work with is Belinda Deas, owner of Anointed Hands Creations, a bakery that specializes in cakes in Buffalo, New York.
Ms. Deas has dedicated her life to culinary arts for almost 40 years.
Opening her own bakery is something Ms. Deas has always dreamed of doing, as she loves baking for her children and close friends. Ms. Deas has worked to grow her business through a grassroots approach and door-to-door sales.
Ms. Deas specializes in homemade cakes for special occasions such as weddings, bridal showers and birthdays mainly in the Erie county area.
Her signature and most popular cake is her Carmel Cake. Ms. Deas hopes to expand her cake menu to include sugar-free options in the future.
We interviewed Belinda Deas, owner of Anointed Hands Creations, and here is what she had to say:
What is your background and how long have you been involved with this industry?
I am a college graduate from Erie Community College. I have a Degree is in Culinary Arts. I have been involved in baking for almost 40 years.
Where are you located? I am located Buffalo, New York.
What exactly are you trying to accomplish? I am working on getting a brick and Mortar where my current and new customers can come and enjoy great tasting baked goods.
Anointed Hands Creations is about creating cakes with love; Cakes that look and taste delicious. Making sure that your special day is extra special.
How did your idea come about?
My idea came about when I was baking cakes for my children and close friends, because I enjoyed it. While I was pursuing my degree in college in 2002, I did my internship at a local bakery called Albert Young and Sons it was located on Hertel Ave.
It was then that I realized that this is what I wanted to do.
How did you organize your team?
Currently I am working alone; but I plan on getting interns from the local college to assist.
What were some of your concerns as a start up?
The startup cost, and marketing.
What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Working for myself, and developing and selling products I love.
As a startup entrepreneur what type of lessons could you give to inventors and people with new ideas as to how to bring their ideas to fruition?
Always believe in yourself, and be patient and never give up.
What are the top 3 skills you believe are needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
- Staying focused; and
- Always treat people nice.
What is one of your favorite books that inspired you the most?
What is your favorite quote?
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
What was the best advice/wisdom you were ever given?
Always Believe in yourself
How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
My family life has been affected in a positive way. My children are very proud of me reaching my dreams, as well as my younger cousins nieces and nephews. This shows them that they can do whatever they put their minds to.