We had the good fortune of connecting with Coco¬†Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Coco, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
In May of 2019 I quit my corporate job to focus on my business full time. That has been one of the best decisions I have made thus far. That allowed me to make my own schedule and gave me more time to make sure my work life balance was what I need it to be. For me a great balance is not over working myself and draining myself mentally and physically. You have to take time to do things you enjoy or do nothing at all and give your mind/body a break!

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes specializes in custom cakes & cupcakes for any occasion! We proudly bake everything from scratch. Our delicious and unique flavors along with our creative designs is what sets us a part from other bakeries. Staying consistent and creative is what got us this far. It was challenging in the beginning because no one knew us so we relied on people we did know to place orders and spread the word. Social media definitely helped a lot, and still does today, with getting our name out there. Posting our desserts consistently draws in a lot of our customers. We also have a beautiful food truck. I like to call it a cupcake truck LOL. The truck also sets us a part from other bakeries. We’ve had the cupcake truck for almost 2 years now. Next up is the bakery!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A couple of my favorite spots are Manhattan Beach to ride bikes or just chill on the beach, dtla for great food and drinks.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shout out to my family and friends who have contributed their time, support, advice, motivation and love to my business. Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes would not have the success it has today with out each and every one of you. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.

Website: www.cocoslipsmackingcupcakes.com
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