Work-at-Home Mom Gets Her Business Clucking With Chicken Salad

This is a great story about a woman who became a work at home mom, who knew she had to create a business she could support her family with or go back out into the workforce and leave the kids in daycare. Determined to come up with something quickly, she headed for the kitchen and came out with a long time favorite, chicken salad!

“It was after a divorce where I had been a stay-at-home mom, and I realized that I was either going to have to take a 9 to 5 job or try to figure out something I could do from my house to still be with my kids,” Brown said. The worst thing that could

This story makes me proud to be a work at home mom! It is the stuff the real “American Dream” is made of, courage, ingenuity, hard work, and passion for what you are doing. The freedom to take a simple thing like chicken salad and turn it into a successful franchise is what makes this country great. You Go Girl!

 
“Chicken salad is something that a lot of people like, but nobody wants to make. It takes a lot of time to make chicken salad,” Brown said.” “It was something that people could appreciate because they would not have to make it themselves, and it would still be homemade, Brown said.”
“Using her friends and neighbors as taste-testers and a paper menu printed off from her computer, she started going door to door to spread the word about her take on a classic product. Her current husband, then family friend, Kevin Brown helped her figure how much she needed to sell to make ends meet.”

“Then one day she had the idea to set a bowl of her chicken salad in the teachers’ lounge at Ogletree Elementary School. It was a hit with the teachers, she said, and once word got out about Stacy Brown’s chicken salad, she started taking more orders for it.”

“That single act of publicity proved to be key in her eventual success, and soon she was selling lightning in a bottle, or in this case, chicken salad in a tub.”

“It was really growing extremely fast,” Brown said. “We had all this interest in the course of only six weeks. Kevin and I started talking about how this could possibly be a restaurant, but that would be crazy, because it would only sell chicken salad.”

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