This is the right kind of success story; a combination of focus, consistent value and making things work. Mary Ann Beauchamp was born in Japan and had a lifelong interest in healthy eating. Mark Beauchamp bought into the idea. Together they started a food business, found something people liked and focused on giving customers what they wanted.

Not that it was easy; but it is a good story of working hard to make an idea into a business and then building that business. ‘Chelle Parmele posted Success Story: Cafe Yumm! today at the Bplans Blog.

And now the Beauchamps’ Cafe Yumm! is growing, expanding into new areas, exploring how to take a successful local business with a distinctive difference and move that same idea into other locations.

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