Seeing my clients succeed is one of the most rewarding parts about my business. Because I’m so proud of them – I want to share some of their small business success stories with you as well. I am inspired by them; and hopefully their stories inspire you as well. First up… The Right Slice.

right-sliceSandy Poehnelt moved to Kaua’i, Hawaii in 2009. Soon she noticed a need for fresh specialty pies on the island – and in October of that year, she started her own pie-baking business: The Right Slice.

The Right Slice specializes in tropical pies. Mango Passionfruit, Tropical Banana, Chocolate Coconut Macaroon, and Macadamia Nut are just a few of their delicious flavors. They try to use local products whenever they can, working closely with several area farmers to get the freshest ingredients.

The Right Slice started out as a vendor at community events, while sharing a kitchen with another bakery. A year and a half later, they opened their first retail location in Lihue. Their pies were a hit with local residents and tourists. Before long The Right Slice was receiving requests for pies to be shipped. We got to work customizing their shopping cart to accept orders for pies to be picked up at various locations as well as pies to be shipped to the US mainland. Meanwhile Poehnelt was working with a local UPS Store to figure out the best way to safely ship her pies. Her story caught the attention of UPS – and The Right Slice was featured in a UPS Store national ad campaign! Check out the video:

Between orders received at local community events, orders from their retail location, and orders received through their website – The Right Slice is a delicious success. They are now planning on opening a second on-island location in the fall of 2013.

I applaud Sandy Poehnelt’s and The Right Slice’s success — and hope to continue working with them as they grow their business.

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