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Life and Work with Jokoria Talton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jokoria Talton.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
As a kid, I have always been a creative person. My baking passion started when I was 5 years old and received my very first easy bake oven. Throughout the years, I gained a major passion for cooking and DIY projects. At times I would create sweet treats for my family, friends and co-workers. After exposing my creative flow I started receiving great feedback and encouragement to start my own business. I am very good at decorating parties and incorporating my sweets. Back in January, I created a vision board that illustrated all my desires for 2019 and Jkori’s Sweet Treats was definitely on the list. February 4, 2019, I woke up and decided to introduce my passion to the world. The night before my decision, I had a dream that I was this big-time owner of a very popular bakery. That dream was enough confirmation to start my own business. Back in May, I had my very first launching party and today Jkori’s Sweet Treats is still growing by blessing and Savoring sweet tastebuds. My favorite slogan is, “Be blessed and get yourself Savored by Jkori’s Sweet Treats”.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
A marketing strategy is very important when establishing a new business. As the owner of Jkori’s Sweet Treats, I’m still learning new techniques of reaching my customers and consumers. The new social media world provides multiple avenues to advertise your product. Yet I’m super old fashion and strong believer in the word of mouth method. Today, the social media world focuses on how my likes you can receive (popularity contest). Anyone can like your product but are they supporting and purchasing your product. I will always encourage anyone to keep posting and advertise your talent, b/c you never know who is watching or admiring your work. Through my journey I have discovered a lot of my supporters are outside of social media, so never stop promoting you and your dreams. Nothing happens overnight, but good things do come along when you wait patient.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Jkori’s Sweet Treats – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I consider myself a creative beast. There are so many levels to this bakery business. I specialize in creating cake pops, cookie pops, cupcakes and my signature mini three-layer cakes. I also create a signature cookie cake pop, which consists of a desired cake flavor coated with your most favorite cookie crumb. The cookie cake pops will satisfy the tastebuds with a cake and cookie combined. My favorite creation is the Kissable cupcake topped off with an edible kissable lollipop. I am super proud of my accomplishments within the past 7 months. Per my networking strategy within the Atlanta area, I have done some hosting and vendor events to introduce myself and Jkori’s Sweet Treats to new/ future customers.

What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
When starting a new business or career always stay focus on your dream and accomplishments. Always surround yours with good people and good vibes only. “Teamwork makes the dream work”, so if you are your own team do what is necessary to make that dreams come true. Strive for excellence and be your awesome self. Short cuts may come easy, but not always successful in the end. Patience, hard work and saving the best for last will most definitely end with S-U-C-C-E-S-S.

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