April Melgar is the CEO and Founder of April’s Sweets. She is a LA native balancing a full-time medical career during the day and a baking side hustle -turned small business- nights and weekends. Although different fields of work, her passion for both is one in the same and she finds them each to be rewarding and fulfilling in their own way. She strives to always offer excellence, whether that be in patient care or with her sweet treats; she will never give less than her best.
What drove you to create your own pastry company?
What advice would you give a woman who wants to open her business while still holding her 9 to 5 job?
My advice would be to never give up no matter how hard it gets; you’ll have long days and sometimes even longer nights but keep pushing forward. Putting your all into something of your own is so rewarding and the highs definitely outweigh the lows. When you believe in yourself others will see it and start to follow suit.
What are you excited to create with your business this 2020?
I’m excited to create more opportunities! This 2020 I would love more bookings for parties and weddings, exposure like this feature with the wonderful Spiritú family and growth- whether that be working with catering and delivering companies or maybe even opening my own bake shop.