Hello everyone and welcome back to Business Briefcase! This week we are going to satisfy that sweet tooth by featuring two local businesses that offer treats to help with those cravings. The next time you’re looking for the perfect sweet treat to serve your guests at your event or searching for a gift for your significant other, consider supporting these two West Valley business owners.
Owner: Cierra Ruiz
This small business is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a wedding, a family party or just a Friday night you’re looking to treat yourself. Cierra’s Macarons was created by Cierra Ruiz in November 2020 when she realized her hobby and passion for the little treats could be transformed into a business. “Being a military brat, I used to live in Italy, I traveled to France a lot and found a new love for macarons. I kind of became obsessed and decided to teach myself how to make them,” Ruiz said. All of the macarons are made from scratch from Ruiz’s kitchen as she juggles being a stay-at-home mother of three and going to college to become a nurse. The homemade treats can be ordered in a variety of flavors and colors. “They’re French macarons for parties, weddings, events or just to fill your macaron craving. They’re made with a whole bunch of love.” For more information or to place an order, visit Cierra’s Mac•a•rons on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner: Isabella Gramajo
Like many teens in high school, Isabella Gramajo was on the hunt for a part-time job, but the pandemic made it more challenging to find one that would accommodate her schedule. Forced into quarantine, Gramajo decided to start experimenting with small desserts and realized this could be her alternative to a job. Isas Sweets offers a variety of desserts, including chocolate-covered strawberries, flan, cake pops, floral arrangements and other chocolate-covered goodies. What started as just a few orders for close friends and family members turned into orders constantly flowing in and gaining popularity on social media with over 4,000 followers. “The smiles and positive feedback I received from a lot of them was such an amazing feeling. With the support of my best friend, friends and family, my small business took off pretty fast, and I couldn’t be more grateful as to where I am now,” Gramajo said. The Buckeye resident said she is proud of the growth her business has seen, including the quality of products she offers. “My business offers high-quality goods and services for very fair prices. I’m speaking for myself and many others that have small businesses when I say I put a different kind of care and quality in everything I make, as it is a reflection of me. I am very meticulous with my work and care about what my customers are receiving, and my main priority is making sure they’re 100% satisfied with the outcome of their order,” she said. To place an order or to see the full menu and prices, visit Isas Sweets on Instagram @Isas.sweetss.