MarQuette's Cake Studio


Client: Susan and Jerry Harvell

Business Description: Cake Studio

Assistance: Business Plan, Financial Projections, and Quickbooks assistance

Business Opened: April 2017

City: Odessa, TX

County: Ector




Susan Harvell met an SBDC counselor at a Chamber event in 2015. Susan made the cakes for the event and was serving them. She had decided she wanted to move her business from a home-based operation into a permanent location. Susan’s experience was working full-time at a Doctor’s office, but her passion was cake sculpting. Susan worked with a counselor to develop a business plan, including projections and secured a loan for the building, equipment, and working capital.


In 2017 Susan retired from the Doctor’s office and launched MarQuette’s Cake Studio. The UTPB-SBDC is proud to have assisted Susan in pursuing her passion and looks forward to helping other clients to do the same.

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1310 North FM 1788, CEED Building, Midland, TX 79707


Phone: 432-552-2455

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