In addition to SCORE, Bristol Doughnut Co. partners with the
South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC)
In fact, the Trammels make their doughnuts every morning at SVEDC.
"They do a great job incubating businesses. They've helped us a tremendous amount," said Coy.
Coy and Sara are proud that the business is actually up and running, and that it's something the family can do. They have four children and actually got pregnant right when they were thinking about launching the business.
"It was definitely a gut check," Coy recalled.
They also are excited that people enjoy the product so much. It's a thrill when they read a review from someone who says it's the best doughnut they've ever had.
Trammel continued, "Every day you're up at 3am [making doughnuts] and you hope people like what you are doing. For people to have accepted them so much and to be so thrilled about what we are doing, it's definitely a success story for us."
They hope to move into their own retail space with an onsite kitchen, and to get their food truck operational. The food truck is unique: it's actually a 1960 Bristol double decker bus that they own and are renovating to include kitchen space downstairs and cafe seating upstairs. The bus will be available for special events or to park someplace for the day.
What Keeps You Up at Night
Coy says it might be taxes one night, product the next. Lately, though, he stresses about the next steps because Bristol Doughnut Co. is a growing business. "
How do you harness the momentum without acting too quickly or too slowly?" he added.