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Entrepreneur ‘Kimura Washington’ owner of Mmmm Lemon Pies & More (MLPM) splashed on the scene with a tastebud and a vision



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Please present about your profile what you are working now? 

Family entrepreneur ‘Kimura Washington’ running the business of  Mmmm Lemon Pies & More (MLPM) splashed on the scene with a tastebud and a vision. My husbands’ tastebuds and our vision became a reality. MLPM specializes in custom made pies and desserts; Lemon, and Key Lime Pies, Brownies with and without walnuts, and Parfaits.  Currently MLPM is looking to expand our customer base and become a dessert favorite in local restaurants and retail industries.

What inspired you to develop your idea?

My husband inspired me to develop Mmmm Lemon Pies & More (MLPM).   He said it was possible and gave me the greenlight and motivation to start my journey as a baker.

How have your priorities changed from when you first started?

In the beginning I felt that I needed to justify the cost of my products.  However now I have grown to allow my dessert products to speak for themselves.

Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would have done differently when you were first starting out?

Take risks and go big.  Fear of the unknown is paralyzing and can inhibit you from reaching your full potential.   Plan, and be flexible, for I have received many opportunities from the unlikeliest sources.

How did you decide where to establish your company?

When establishing my company I took into account the cost of overhead, customer base, and my ability to be mobile.  I wanted to ensure that my focus is centered on pleasing tastebuds.

What challenges did you have to overcome at the beginning of your journey?

Establishing a sense of balance, between being a wife, a mom, an employee, active member of my church, baker, and self-care.  Self-care is a must, and I encourage a dose of it (walks, exercise etc.) daily.

What is unique about your business?

MLPM products are made with your tastebuds in mind, fresh to order and made from scratch.

What advice would you give to someone who is trying to become an entrepreneur?

Pray, be flexible, you may take a hit but don’t quick.How do you define success?
Feeling balanced mind, body, and soul.  The number of zeros behind your name means nothing if you cannot enjoy the fruit your hard labor.What have you enjoyed most about starting your own company?I enjoy and find a sense of accomplishment is saying MLPM is mine.  I enjoy the expressions and reactions of new customers experiencing the delightful euphoria my products produce.  Makes them say Mmmmmmmmmm.

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  1. Ladaro

    April 4, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Great article I can’t wait to order some pies from them. You can tell there’s a lot of love put into everything that they do

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