Launched in 2021, Partner to Empower has helped businesses around the country grow their brick-and-mortar footprint. We continue to expand across the nation, supporting the dreams of entrepreneurs through funding and resources. It’s an honor to work with so many talented individuals, and we’re excited to partner with even more businesses in the future.
“Baking has always been a passion of mine. Once I retired from the military, I decided to fulfill my dreams of owning a cupcake business!” — Owner Alice Garner
Garner’s Sweet Dreams is a Veteran-owned cupcake business offering homemade custom cupcakes, cupcake jars, cakes, and more. The owner, Alice Garner, is the first-ever applicant accepted into Partner to Empower. After retiring from the military in 2018, Alice steadily built Garner’s Sweet Dreams, starting with just a few orders a week from local promotions and retirement parties. While the business was growing, Alice attended culinary school to further strengthen her skills. We’re happy to announce that she recently graduated from our Retail Workshop and has opened her first brick-and-mortar location with Brookfield Properties. By realizing her dreams, Alice hopes to help others do the same: “…another goal of mine is to be successful with my business so that I can help other people be successful in theirs.”