We had the good fortune of connecting with Destinee Floyd and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Destinee, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Success to me isn’t about how much money I have in the bank. Yes, we all like to see money in our bank accounts but my success isn’t defined by money. Success is defined to me as how I stand behind my brand and making sure my brand is credible. I started my business a year ago in the midst of a global pandemic and i have learned so much! I’ve experienced good and bad and I’m still learning but I’m enjoying every minute of it! When you provide a service or a good to people you’re not going to please everyone and that’s just because different people have different preferences but you can provide great customer service and that’s what makes your brand credible and brings success.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’m the owner of Exquisite Taste by Destinee. We specialized in cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, and other desserts. I started my company a year ago when jobs were shutting down due to the pandemic. My hours were cut in half with my full time job. I didn’t look at it negatively instead i took it as a sign to start something that I had always talked about but never had the time to do working a full time job. It’s been a year and I love that finally I took the jump to step out on faith and start my business. I felt like I was either going to sink or swim but whatever happens I’m going to try. Just like any business it can be challenging because everyone is not going to like what you offer that doesn’t mean that what you have isn’t good that just means that you go harder, don’t stop and keep pushing. I love what I have created and it has allowed me to add “entrepreneur” behind my name as well as to do things I’ve always wanted to do. I want people to know i stand behind my brand and take what i do seriously I’m driven I’ve always have been and my hustle never stops!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m a country girl but i like doing things in the city. I love rooftop vibes. I really enjoy 9 Mile Station in Ponce. I like Ruth Chris, Pappadeux, Rays on the River. I enjoy any restaurant that can give me a nice view.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give a lot of credit to my husband, he’s one of my biggest supporters. I can go to him about anything. Starting and running a business is not easy especially financially during a pandemic but he’s been there with whatever i need with no hesitation. I also have to give a big shout out to my mom who’s my right hand. Whenever i need her she’s there she’s my partner in helping me run things, she does what I can’t do. Also i want to thank all of my family and friends who has and continues to support me. And most importantly I wanna give a big shout to my loyal customers the ones that call me their “cake lady”!!

Website: www.exquisitetastebydestinee.com

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