A Twin Falls couple finds the opportunity they were seeking
“The Idaho SBDC was very beneficial when it came time to get our business started. Their knowledge, dedication and hard work really helped us achieve our dream.’ – Joseph Hawkins
Heidi and Jody Hawkins have always looked for opportunity. While sitting in a Pizza Pie Café on a family ski trip, the couple instantly knew the franchise would be a good fit for Twin Falls. As they further investigated the franchise, they found the community- and family-centered culture of Pizza Pie Cafe complimented their personal values and the business model would fulfill a missing niche in Northern Twin Falls. They were convinced; this was what they had been searching for.
Under the direction of the Commercial Lending Department of First Federal Savings and Loan, they teamed up with South Central Idaho Small Business Development Center to form a business plan and secure funding to purchase and remodel an existing property into a Pizza Pie Café.
The Twin Falls Pizza Pie Café was an immediate success. The store’s opening day, week and year broke franchise records and continues to exceed projections. Pizza Pie’s success undoubtedly is due to the amazing community of South Central Idaho. The owners are proud that this success has allowed them to engage with the local community more than they had ever imagined.
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Idaho SBDC Success Story
Twin Falls, ID