BOYNTON BEACH, FL -- While many businesses are sinking, one local company is soaring.
It's a bakery- making sweets for everyone from music superstars to local civic clubs.
15 year old Shea Gouldd runs Shea's Bakery out of her home.
She has no time to waste today.
She has several orders that need to be ready for the weekend.
"I take recipes from all over and combine them to make my own," Gouldd said.
Shea's mother, Leslie, says her daughter has been baking since she could push a chair over to the counter to stand on.
"Ever since she was little, she watched cooking shows rather than cartoons," mother Lesley Marlo. "She is the one who told me who Emeril Lagasse was."
What started as a hobby-making goodies for school and slumber parties- has turned into a full fledged business. In a little more than a year- Shea's Bakery has acquired more than 50 clients.
"Word of mouth and next thing you know, she had 39 orders for pies and cheesecakes in one weekend," her mother said.
Shea's mom takes the orders but it's Shea who creates all the recipes and does 100 percent of the baking.
"Sometimes its hard to manage the time and hours and stuff," Shea said.
The teenager is also a straight A student and a member of her high school marching band.
Shea is getting a good classroom education on how to run a business, accepted into Spanish River High School's 'Entrpreneur Academy' this year as a freshman.
Now in its second year, the entrepreneur Academy teaches students marketing, finance, and problem solving.
Shea's already a pro at marketing; she created her own catchy logo- and just like Tiffany's Jewelers has the blue box...Shea has a signature pink box.
"I've learned a lot about myself through all this," she said. "And what I'm capable of. I love it."
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