Friday, August 15, 2008

Mom Turns Love For Making Brownies into $1 Million Dessert Gifts Company

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Lisa Rothstein began baking brownies as a hobby while working as an elementary school teacher. She and a sorority sister started a business called Brownie Points baking brownies in their apartment.

Soon their business took off and they moved it to a manufacturing facility in Cleveland.

Unfortunately, Lisa had to move to Colombus, Ohio because of her husband’s job. Growing tired of the commute and the time it took away from her family she decided to sell out.

Soon after going through a divorce, Lisa realized that her true passion was her brownie business. She contacted the new owners and they offered her a position at the company but Lisa wanted to take the company back. Eventually the new owners agreed and she once again was the owner of Brownie Points.

From there, Lisa has taken the company to a whole new level. Lisa never compromised the quality of her product, she made an effort to always put out the best. The company is now in a 5,000 square foot facility in Columbus, Ohio and it has a fabulous online presence.

Her line of brownies feature flavors like, cookies and cream, cappuccino fudge, original kitchen sink, rasberry caramel fudge, to name a few.

She has now merged her company with her new husbands gourmet popcorn business and features extraordinary flavors like black rasberry, vanilla butternut, cinnamon spice, and gingerbread.

Brownie Points has been featured on CNN’s “Business Unusual”; Food Networks “Best Of”; The Secret Life Of… Brownies , NBC’s The Today Show as “The Perfect Brownie”; as well as Rachael Ray and the winner of Entrepreneur Magazines “Name to Fame Contest”.

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