Scale Up Your Business
Corneey's: How Nija Wiggins Turned Passion for Corn on the Cob into a Business
February 9, 2024
In today's episode, we sit down with Nija Wiggins, the owner of Corneeys, a Philadelphia-based food cart specializing in gourmet corn on the cob and popcorn. Nija shares her journey of turning her childhood dream into a reality and discusses the challenges and triumphs of starting and scaling her business. She also touches upon her experience with the ScaleUp Your Business program and offers valuable advice to aspiring business owners. Tune in to learn how Nija's passion for food and determination have led to her success and how she plans to take Corneeys to the next level.
Nija shares the story of how she turned her childhood dream into a thriving business, the unique flavors offered by Corneeys, the challenges she faced as a mother and business owner, and the impact of the ScaleUp Your Business program on her entrepreneurial journey. She also shares her vision for the future of Corneeys and offers valuable advice for aspiring business owners.

5 Key Take Aways

1. Confidence is key: Nija emphasizes the importance of believing in oneself and the product or service being offered.

2. Balancing responsibilities: Nija discusses the challenges of balancing business ownership with motherhood and the necessity of being selfish to pursue her dreams.

3. Leveraging family in business: Nija's business model is deeply intertwined with her family, showing the power of familial support and inspiration.

4. Continuous learning: Nija advocates for being a perpetual student and the importance of sharing knowledge with others in the business community.

5. Being ambitious: Nija's ambitious plans for the future of Corneeys demonstrate the value of setting big goals and working steadily towards achieving them.

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