About the Biz
- Company: Queen’s Popsicle
- Who we spoke with: Yarinet Calderon, Owner
- Year established: 2019
- Website: Queenspopsicles.com
- Social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Get to Know: Queen’s Popsicles
Queen’s Popsicle is not just another popsicle business. We’re here to bring a unique experience to the residents of Charlotte by uniting the diversity that exists in the community through a True Royal Flavor. This company was recently started with a small budget of $30, and for the affordable price of $3, you can enjoy a delicious popsicle.
From festivals to local events, or by our delivery services, our clients have been delighted with more than 15 flavors made with the best quality ingredients. We are committed to making an income while making an impact. We donate a percentage of profits to the Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter. Additionally, we partner with at least one school to help with child development.
What resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
Since day one, Prospera has been a blessing for my business. Their effort and support have been essential in taking my business step-by-step in the right direction.
What business lessons have you learned along the way that you now apply to each new opportunity?
The most important lesson I’ve learned is to start from the beginning, sit down, plan, and be open to opportunities for entrepreneurs.
What has been your biggest success to date?
My biggest success will always be waking up every morning, realizing opportunities will come knocking, and by opening that door, I can change the story of my life.
What other small businesses are you inspired by?
Nowadays, there are so many different business ideas that didn’t exist ten years ago. They inspire me all, especially the ones bringing a unique experience to the public. I’m in love with businesses that fuse inspiring and supplying a need for nostalgia and culture.
See how Queen’s Popsicle is taking on COVID-19 and how they’re planning for a return – follow their social media for the latest updates. If you’re a small business owner looking for federal, state, or local pandemic-related resources, click here.