New episode of the Zandbergen Report podcast with Elise Thomas and Bart Zandbergen

Bart Zandbergen Talks with Cookie Co. Founder Elise Thomas

August 11, 2022

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Host Bart Zandbergen was joined in the podcast studio by entrepreneur Elise Thomas. Known as “the cookie lady” on social media, Elise is the visionary and founder of Cookie Co. The launch of her business during the pandemic was full of hurdles, but nothing was able to keep Elise from following her dream. Recently nominated for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Elise is passionate about bringing her gourmet cookies made locally to a neighborhood near you. With both corporate and franchise locations opening across the country, Elise shares her journey with us as well as some pivotal lessons learned that she has collected thus far.

In this episode learn more about:

– How perseverance and discipline helped Elise launch a successful business during the pandemic
– What inspired Elise to launch Cookie Co., and what ignited their swift national expansion
– How she overcame challenges such as a house fire, a surprise pregnancy, and relentless restrictions due to the pandemic while developing Cookie Co.
– Why upholding their strict quality standards is of the utmost importance to them, especially now that they are franchising
– What lessons Elise learned from just completing her first Boston Marathon and what advice she would give other entrepreneurs to help them thrive

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