Shelly Thompson worked almost 20 years for an organization that let her go. After she poured her time and energy into someone else’s company, she decided this time was going to be different. Shelly went to work somewhere that she knew she would enjoy and find fulfillment. After the owners of Edible Arrangements noticed her obvious hard work and dedication to the business, they placed the store in her hands. Shelly found assistance with the WT SBDC was able to put together a business plan that helped her secure a small business loan, which allowed her to purchase her very own business. Now, she doesn’t go to work. She gets to go do “fun stuff” with her family alongside her every step of the way.