Corrina Pena, Frosted Bakery

Corrina Pena was constantly making cakes and cupcakes for family and friends. She decided to turn her baking hobby into a real business called Frosted. Her first step was to visit West Business Development Center, who advised her on the fundamentals: getting her business license, food handler’s certification, and thinking about her brand and how to get out there marketing her creations.

Celebrating Independent Workers on Independence Day

For the 9th year in a row, our friends at MBO Partners published “The State of Independence in America,” a comprehensive look into the country’s independent workforce – a group of 41 million people who work as consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary, or on-call workers. The findings of this year’s study show that, despite a strong