In 2004 Chef Ron’s Pastries started like many business: doing small orders here and there for family and friends. In 2015 brother and sister Ron and Rhonda Persons officially launched Chef Ron’s Pastries when an opportunity to work with the Golden State Warriors came to them. Since then, the business has been steadily growing, all while both Ron and Rhonda continue to work their full-time jobs.
Ron and Rhonda’s lawyer first told them about Main Street Launch’s Entrepreneurs in Residence program. “We wanted to grow our business beyond catering and events, but we needed guidance. We have the skills to do it, but not the knowledge,” says Rhonda. They met Robert Lattimore, Senior Vice President and director of the Entrepreneurs in Residence program, and a year later joined the program.
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