We had the good fortune of connecting with Shavaun Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shavaun, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
I think that the most important decision that has contributed to the success of Miller & Co. Baked Goods was the choice to stop waiting for the “right time” and to start it now.
I’ve always loved baking; and since I was a kid, I’ve had this crazy, far-fetched dream of having my own bakery. But, life got in the way, and there was never a convenient time to pursue something like that. Then, 2020 happened and everything about life had turned upside down.
During all of the uncertainty, I realized life is always going to be unpredictable, and the “right time” may never come. So, I decided to go for it and make my dream of having a bakery my reality.
Full transparency: I am a big risk-taker; I always have been. But, something about putting yourself out there and starting a business (especially during such an uncertain climate) is terrifying! That being said, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
I am so thankful for the immense outpouring of support I’ve received throughout this venture.
If there’s something you’ve been putting off or waiting for the right time to do; I highly recommend you stop waiting, and just go for it now!
What should our readers know about your business?
Hi there! My name is Shavaun Miller and I am the owner of Miller & Co. Bakery. Baking has always had a special place in my heart because so many of my favorite memories with my family are centered around it. I grew up baking with my Mom and Nana, and loved the way it always brought our family together. During the wild ride that was the year 2020, I realized that the world could use a little extra love. My remedy for that? Bringing my community delicious baked goods made with a whole lot of heart! And, that’s how Miller & Co. was born. What began as a long-time hobby and “quarantine passion-project”, has grown into so much more!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would definitely not be in the position I am without the overwhelming support of my family and friends! They are incredible. Also, thanks to Bar Dahan for recommending me to Shoutout SoCal!