Youth Ventures Success Stories: Meet Charlotte Kenny

We are excited to share our 2021 Outstanding Venture (17 Years & Under) Winner, Charlotte Kenny (Witless Bay, NL) for her business, Cakes by Charlotte!

Here’s Charlotte’s story…

In the Beginning

Charlotte discovered her love of baking when she was little. She started making birthday cakes for her family and friends and they were such a big hit that she started receiving requests to purchase her custom cakes: and so Cakes by Charlotte began!

Why Entrepreneurship?

What Charlotte loves most about being an entrepreneur is that she gets to make a living doing something she enjoys. An important bonus for her is the freedom to make her own work hours!

Making it Happen with Youth Ventures

Charlotte started working with Youth Ventures in June 2021. She recalls that they really helped her expand her customer base by guiding her through developing her online presence on social media platforms. They even helped her learn time management skills so she could still develop her business while attending school and enjoying hockey practice!

What’s Next

As always, Charlotte strives to continue to provide the best possible custom cakes and cupcakes to her customers. She’ll maintain Cakes by Charlotte while she goes back to school, but she prioritizes study and hockey during the school year.

Charlotte already feels so successful because of the recognition she has received for Cakes by Charlotte by winning this year’s Outstanding Venture (17 Years & Under) award. She said,  “Reading the nomination letters for this award was a valuable part of this experience.”

Moment of Reflection

Charlotte advises other young entrepreneurs like her “to make sure you love doing what you are doing.” That’s the secret to her success!

Cakes by Charlotte accepts orders via direct message on Facebook, Instagram, and via email.

Check out Charlotte’s delicious cakes and cupcakes, like her favourite chocolate cake, on Facebook (Cakes by Charlotte) and Instagram (@cakesbycharlotte2021)!

Thank you for sharing your story, Charlotte – your Youth Ventures family wishes you all the best in everything you do in the future!

Stay tuned for the next Success Story. Until then, let’s keep Makin’ Lemonade!