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Small Business Success Story: Bread Euphoria Cafe

According to Thomas Edison, genius is one part inspiration and two parts perspiration. The same could be said of small business success, and Mark & Gerri Pollard’s labor of love— Bread Euphoria —is a fine example. As co-owners of the bakery/cafe, they have been living the artisanal bakery experience for the past decade and, thanks in part to careful selection of a supportive community environment, they have made it work. Massachusetts’ healthcare insurance reform was also central to their survival in the early days.

Today, the Bread Euphoria’s 30 full-time employees have company-sponsored health insurance and are making a living wage. The combination of Mark & Gerri’s inspiration and perspiration has enabled Bread Euphoria to become one of the largest employers in the area… and their chocolate brioche is pretty darn good, too!

This is another segment in CareerFuel’s “How America Works” series, a collection of job search and small business success stories. Do you have a small business success story? If so, we would love to hear about it!

Also from the hills of western Massachusetts, meet Julia, owner of Mycoterra mushroom farm. Or, if you’re the outdoors type, maybe a outdoor services or tree trimming business is right up your alley.

Videography by James K. Blake III 

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2 Responses to "Small Business Success Story: Bread Euphoria Cafe"

  • Heather Stone
    April 14, 2013 - 2:00 am Reply

    A pretty exciting story demonstrating again the value of developing a niche in your market and leveraging a community passionate about the products and services you provide. Thanks for sharing with the BizSugar community!

  • Heather
    April 15, 2013 - 7:52 am Reply

    Thank you for your kind words, Heather! They are a truly wonderful group of people succeeding in a very special place. Their foresight in choosing where and how to start a business is a great example for budding small biz operators 🙂

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