Sweet Dreams + Sticky Messes
Join Carolyn for a real conversation about starting a business.
Carolyn Phillips shares her no-nonsense insights and lessons learned from building a gourmet popsicle business from scratch. Starting from a single cart she bought on Craigslist in 2015, Carolyn has grown her business to 5 mobile food units and a brick-and-mortar location in Fort Worth, TX.
Honored as a Small Business of the Year Finalist for both 2018 and 2019 by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Alchemy Pops strives to make every day a Saturday by serving frozen pops that make you feel as great as they taste. Carolyn will share how entrepreneurship has both enabled her sweet dreams of success while also finding herself in some sticky messes that we can all learn from (and laugh about).
Alchemist of Alchemy Pops, a local gourmet frozen pop company based in Fort Worth, Texas. Specializing in handcrafted frozen pops made with ingredients sourced from Texas as much as possible, Alchemy Pops is about treating yourself better and serving up sunshine and smiles to its customers.
Carolyn holds a BA in Business from Texas Christian University and holds an MA in Sustainability from Arizona State University. Alchemy Pops began as a side hustle while Carolyn worked as a non-profit fundraiser, ultimately leaving her fundraising career after 5 years to become a full-time pop-preneur. Alchemy Pops represents her endeavor to merge her non-profit experience with entrepreneurship to found a company that is both for-profit and for-purpose.