In 2018, Patricia Bennett turned to her local Ohio Small Business Development Center for assistance in launching her own small business Pat's Granola - a glutenfree line of three granolas that use ingredients specially selected for taste and nutritional value, and are packaged conveniently for people enjoying busy lifestyles.
She and her advisor worked together on marketing, business operations, food production, co-packing, and digital strategies. In 2020, the SBDC helped Patricia transition her business to focus on online sales; as a result from 2019 to 2020, Pat’s sales increased 3,000 percent, and her social media insights increased more than 400 percent.
It's great to see how the Ohio SBDC has helped Patricia reach her small business goals and we can't wait to see her business continue to grow!
The Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College has been an invaluable business partner to me and my business. The advisors continue to provide coaching and support.
Read more on Patricia's success and work with her local SBDC
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and collaborative lifestyle brand. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share
Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies
The Bake Shop and Cafe The Roaming Biscuit
Marketwagon NEO MarketWagon
The Corner at The Van Aken District The Corner at The Van Aken District
NEW! Farmers Feast at BottleHouse Brewery & Meadery
Pat's October 29 appearance on New Day Cleveland
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