TheCEOMamma Featured Success Driven Woman in Business Series:
Company Name: Aunties Place International
Year Founded: 2006
Tell us about yourself and your business: My name is Kay Matthews owner of, Extraordinary Cakes & Catering and a Non-Profit, Aunties Place International. I have been in business for the past 14 years designing Custom Cakes and Catering for Houston Texas and the surrounding area, while my Non-Profit has been operating for 7 years, helping and supporting the community. We are a community and faith business. Without faith, we would not still be here. I love helping other people; from feeding to clothing, to having somewhere to stay. With the help of everyone around us, we are fundraising to build our first resource house named, Aunties Place. I will continue to help others locally and globally because I want the world to experience what we have to offer.
What inspired you to start a business? My inspiration started from raising my 2 nephews and niece. They gave me the name for the business when they were all under the age of 5. It has always been my passion to help others so that they don’t have to suffer. And an aunt is someone who comforts you, and that’s just what I do. So, it’s just that simple to name it, Aunties Place, as they suggested.
What is your favorite quote or saying? “Success Is In All Of Us. You Just Have To Find It”
What is one business goal for this year? My main goal is to have the 1st Aunties Place House up and running for the community by the Summer of 2013.
What would you say contributes to your success? The people around me who truly believe in me, and also, the people who don’t believe in me. I feel in some way I will inspire them eventually.
What advice would you give an aspiring entrepreneur? DON’T GIVE UP. It’s not easy to fulfill your passion and make your dreams come true. If and when God has shown you your purpose, you have to follow through to the end. DON’T GIVE UP.
Are there any projects you are currently working on? Yes, we are kicking off our, Women’s International 3 Day Event, March 8-10, in Houston Texas. This is a fun-filled 3 day event with networking, community service, church and so much more.
All the Information is on our website at: www.auntiesplaceint.com. I can also be contacted via the site for further information if needed.
How can people connect with you online?
Our website: www.auntiesplaceint.com
Facebook: Aunties Place International