TALKING WITH ELIZABETH JONES AND KELLY O'SULLIVAN, co-founders/owners
AT A GLANCE
Business Start Date: Rum Sisters opened on November 11, 2014.
Describe Your Business: Rum Sisters is a gourmet bakery specializing in alcohol-infused cakes. The bakery is a retail, wholesale, and online business.
What Are You Best Known For: The Bushwacker Rum Cake is our number one seller. Running a close second now is our Island Time Rum Cake (introduced in late April 2016). During the winter months our Spice It Up! Rum Cake is very popular.
Top 3 Business Statistics or Milestones:
- Getting our packaging/shipping nailed down before Thanksgiving 2014 (which was only two weeks after opening).
- We shipped more than 500 cakes (out of 1,200 baked) during the 2014–15 holiday season! (We were open for a month and half.) During the 2015–16 holiday season, we shipped 2,300 cakes (out of 6,000 baked).
- We hit more than 1,000 likes on Facebook after being open for only a few months.
What’s Your “Secret Sauce”? (Why/How have you achieved success?)
We have stayed focused on working as a team and on delivering a superior product with exceptional customer service.