3 Takeaways with Daddy's Dough Cookies

Courtney Overbey

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Owner of successful, family-owned cookie business in Grand Rapids shares “bottom line” advice for budding entrepreneurs looking to start businesses in Michigan.

At the behest of his daughter, entrepreneur and baker MarcQus Wright transformed a longtime passion for baking into a thriving, West Michigan-based business called Daddy’s Dough Cookies.

Available for purchase at Grand Rapids’ Bridge Street Market, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and public museum, and Lansing’s Capitol City Market, Daddy’s Dough Cookies doesn’t make your traditional chocolate chip cookie. Comprised of the highest quality ingredients and homemade love, Daddy’s Dough Cookies offers premium flavors like Birthday Cake Cream Pie, Lemon Cream Pie, Candy Cookie, Oatmeal Cranberry and more.

In the following video, Daddy’s Dough Cookies Founder and Owner MarcQus Wright shares three takeaways for entrepreneurs hoping to start a business.

  1. Have a plan. Whether your plan is small or large, it’s important to write it down on a piece of paper. It’s easier to build from something than to build from nothing.
  2. Get a business coach. There are often experts in your industry and organizations like the MEDC that are willing to mentor budding entrepreneurs. Some coaching services are free, but even the ones that aren’t are worth the money.
  3. Don’t be afraid. People are often afraid when they think about the challenges of launching a business or the possibility of failure. In the face of adversity, MarcQus encourages entrepreneurs to remain positive and imagine and envision success.

To learn more about how MEDC can help businesses of all sizes expand and grow in Michigan, go to michiganbusiness.org/partnership.

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