Minding Her Business: Shelley Young

Shelley Young of the Chopping Block

Name of business:

The Chopping Block

How long you have been in business for yourself?:

Since 1996

Business product or service:

Recreational Cooking Classes and Events

What led you to start your business?:

I wanted to see if I could create a company that could provide careers and not just jobs in the culinary industry.

What kept/keeps you going during challenging times?

My motivation to repay and fulfill my obligations to my vendors, banks, peers, employees and my customers. I am compelled to do what I say I am going to do.

One lesson you’ve learned during your entrepreneurial journey:


One thing about your business that makes you smile:

When our customers share stories of how the skills they have learned from us make a difference for their families.

Favorite motivational quote:

“You don’t ask, you don’t get.”

Favorite chocolate:


Shelley Young of the Chopping Block

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