Starting your own business is a brave experiment for Monica Nye, a cancer research scientist and biology professor, who opened her own dessert company, A Smart Cookie.
“Baking is a science, and I love experimenting in the kitchen,” Nye wrote to us in an email.
For her entire life, baking was just a hobby.
“I grew up eating made-from-scratch, homemade baked goods, and that set my standards for baked goods high. My mother encouraged my passion for baking at a young age, at around 8 years old she allowed me to join her in the kitchen, and she taught me how to bake,” she said.
But if you want to make your dream of starting a business a reality you need to start somewhere. Nye started by printing business cards. Not only is a business card the best way to share contact information, but it’s a deliciously clever way to build your brand and keep your business top of mind with customers.
Business card for A Smart Cookie in Charlotte, North Carolina
From red velvet cheesecake brownies to her mom’s secret recipe for carrot cake and – of course – a variety of delectable cookies, customers are gobbling up Nye’s business. So much so that she has launched a Kickstarter to help get her baking business out of the home and into a commercial kitchen space.
So how did Nye cook up the name for her business?
“I have a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Graduate School. I have been doing cancer research for 12-plus years,” she said. “Some might say I'm a pretty smart cookie. I am a scientist, a baker, and I LOVE cookies! Not just cookies, who am I kidding, I love any high-quality desserts!”
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