My name is Aliska Walker. I am the CEO of Aliska's Amazing Affirmations Doing business As Aliska's Amazing Pickles. I had a storefront in the food court in South County Mall called Aliska's Amazing Pickle Cafe. Unfortunately, due to no financial support or resources being available to me. I had to close my business and move from my current location.
THE BIRTH STORY OF ALISKA’S AMAZING PICKLES Coincidentally, this business idea was sparked by a hands-on icebreaker game I used to help my students get rid of any jitters they had entering the first grade. This game was more of a Kool-Aid pickles experiment where students picked their flavor, labeled, and marketed their jar of pickles. The project was a success and I hope the same for my business. I decided to research pickles that were currently being sold in stores with unique flavors. Based on my findings, the pickles that were being sold had no memorable flavor other than the original salty flavor of the generic pickle. Right then, I took my school project and started a business. I immediately enrolled in a class to gain certification for Acidified Food and registered with the FDA. Shortly after that, I scheduled my state inspection at my production warehouse and was approved and cleared to sell my pickles worldwide. Since then, several business owners have reached out on all platforms to express interest in helping to spread my pickles in neighboring communities. My pickles are now being sold by one large distributor who sells them to many stores in the Saint Louis area. It seems out of nowhere, I am a proud owner of a small manufacturing company that has been operating for three prosperous years. INSPIRATIONS Each flavor is INDIVIDUALIZED AND UNIQUE WITH ITS PERSONALITIES like the MANY POWERFUL WOMEN LIKE ME who have impacted my life. THE NAMES OF THE PICKLES REPRESENT THE PERSONA OF A WOMAN!
To provide homemade, fresh, zesty, and flavorful thick and thin slices of pickles to enhance the taste of the ordinary pickle. My goal is to introduce a new and improved version of an OLE TYME snack!
Aliska’s Amazing pickles have a distinct and inviting look featuring visible spices and mouth-watering textures complementing the homemade flavors. Fresh off the shelf or a few days later each bite is even better than the last. The gourmet herbs in the juice will quench your thirst and leave you wanting more. Once you have finished the pickles you can utilize the juice to use as a marinade for a future meal. These pickles can also be considered a side for many family meals. Each slice is infused with an individualized taste that you will not find in any ordinary jar from the store.
This is important to me because I want to give back to young people by providing them with an opportunity to see someone who looks like them become an entrepreneur of their own empire that was sparked from an idea to a real business. I want students to come to the cafe on a field trip so they can learn more about cucumbers as they fermentate into a pickle. We would complete many fun learning hands-on activities that teachers could use as a grade for their students. Involving the community by offering young readers books about pickles/cucumbers. Aliska's Amazing Pickle Cafe would have volunteers participate in pickle read night and activities with our young people. My GOAL is to take a business of service and create various entities to support, encourage, develop, influence, and motivate to become engaged with our future generation by getting and staying involved as we watch them grow and develop into productive young sound mind adults. Another reason this business is important to me is that there are many opportunities to touch the lives of all everyone with the love of my product on an educational level, business, and community participation activist. We will offer College Students and teenagers a job so they can earn credit for school, be examples of role models, and develop good business knowledge practical and applicable that will give them the drive to entrepreneurship.
The funds will be used to purchase or rent a building and lot for agriculture, design & decorate the space, buy a food truck, create a non-or-profit foundation for young readers, kitchen equipment, and supplies, pay off business prior debt, payroll, bus passes for employees'' with no transportation, purchase books, marketing and advertising, offer employee benefits, employee training programs, uniforms, new product development, inventory, supplies, insurance, POS system, and utilities.
I have so many ideas to implement for this business to become successful but I need your help to do it. Please support my dream and watch what I can do to make you proud to be a part of my business's success. Everyone that donates will receive a newsletter to update you on the progress of the business. Each person will receive a 10% discount card for life on all products. Allow having a pickle party of their choice. Please spread the word, share the link, and encourage your friends and family members to give to support this amazing business idea. You can also place an order online at my website and learn about the many social media things I have been involved in as well as go place an order at: https://aliskasamazingpickles.com/
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