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Exploring Life & Business with Lisa Taylor of The Sweet Cloud

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Taylor. 

Hi Lisa, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I grew up in the restaurant business with parents who owned two restaurants for close to 30 years and have been entrepreneurs my entire life. With this upbringing, I have always had an appreciation for food and business. Alongside this, I have always loved cotton candy and it’s usually been my choice of treat when it’s an option. As a stay-at-home mom, I started to feel the need to have a creative outlet for myself that would not only benefit me but my family. So, it only made sense to follow in my parents’ footsteps and venture into creating a small business that involved a food item that I love! 

Months of research and investing intentional time went into creating The Sweet Cloud. I am so proud to be the cute cart that we are today! It’s a very rewarding feeling to see your hard work bring a smile to people’s faces. We truly do offer Middle Tennessee a nostalgic treat with a classy, modern twist. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
For me personally, the hardest learning curve has been what to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to. I think it’s only natural to want to say ‘yes’ to everything but in reality, that’s not only not possible, but not wise for longevity. So, making the best decision for myself as a wife and mom, not just the business, has been the biggest ‘struggle.’ 

We’ve been impressed with The Sweet Cloud, LLC, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We are a gourmet cotton candy cart serving Middle Tennessee. We spin organic sugar with no artificial dyes or flavorings so that you can enjoy a sweet cloud in the best form! To bring a fun and modern twist to this nostalgic treat, we add toppings to our cotton candy. What sets The Sweet Cloud apart from other cotton candy vendors is our use of organic sugar. Ingredients matter to us. Because of this, you will notice that all of our clouds that we spin are extremely light in color, no matter what the flavor is. 

We offer cart packages that fit the needs for any size party so that you and your guests enjoy a delicious cone of cotton candy while having an aesthetically pleasing cart and treat to make all those pictures fun and memorable. 

I am most proud of creating a brand/business that is fun, classy, and inclusive so that no matter what age or demographic you are in, you can easily enjoy one of our sweet clouds. 

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Humility, kindness, and then obviously a good product. When my dad had his restaurants, he told me, “Lisa, people can go anywhere to get good Chinese food. But they can’t always get kindness. When you treat people with a kind heart, they will come back to you because of that.” I hope that everyone who comes to my tiny cart leaves feeling seen and loved, even if it’s in the smallest split-second. 

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Julie Hay Photography

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