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Crabby Cakes Bakery

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Business planning is the key to success for local bakery

Lisa Peckham, owner of Crabby Cakes Bakery in Coos Bay, had been the pastry chef at the Mill Casino in North Bend for 10 years when she decided to start her own business.

In 2013, Lisa took the SBDC’s Starting Your Own Business class before opening her bakery on Cape Arago Highway. She named her bakery for the fisherman in her family.

“A business plan can be really overwhelming, so (the SBDC) helped a lot,” Lisa said. “There’s a lot of information they give you in that class to get you going and in the right direction.”

Lisa makes everything by scratch. She bakes pastries, sourdough breads, made-to-order cakes and sourdough doughnuts.

“I would recommend to anybody starting a business to take a class,” Lisa said. “It’s very affordable and it’s worth it.”

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