Hi guys my name is Arianna Bustillo from Sweet Little Cookie by Arianna
Where are you originally from and how long have you lived in the area?
I was born in the Woodlands but lived most of my life in the Humble/Kingwood area.
Tell us about your business.
I bake and decorate sugar cookies for special events with Royal Icing. I started in March 2019 and I have kept super busy ever since.
What brought you to do your business?
Youtube. I kept seeing videos of these amazing cookies so I self-taught myself through watching tons of youtube videos. (Youtube University)LOL
When did the idea of creating your business start?
The first cookies I made I sold at a yard sale my mom was having and I received a lot of positive feedback and request. My parents said as long as I kept up my schoolwork I could bake for people.
How long have you been in business?
Half a year but I am super busy I am booked months at a time.
What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur at a young age?
I love being able to have money and buy what I want when we go out. But I also know that I need to save money to grow my business.
What is your favorite part about what you do?
Seeing my customer’s reactions when they see the finished product or the reaction when they pick up their order and find out I am only 12!
What does the future look like for you and your business?
I would love to open my own small bakery/cookiery shop!
What advice would you give to others that want to start something new?
Never give up your dreams or what makes you happy. Watch a lot of Youtube LOL
Arianna, you are so young. How do you juggling everything in your life?
I do online school through a program called K12 so I am able to do my schoolwork on my own time. I usually do schoolwork then work on my cookies afterwards.
Who is your biggest inspiration in life and business?
My grappy, she helped bring this dream come true. I actually quit in the beginning and she motivated me to do what I love and she bought me everything I needed to start off.