February 18, 2018
Denver, CO

ZAGAT Spotlight Chef Credits Best Year Yet® For Success

Sometimes that small spark of passion, commitment, and a little support is all you need to live your dreams. Such is the case for OWL Bakery's founder Susannah Gebhart in Asheville, NC. A participant in the Western Women's Business Center's Best Year Yet® program, she was recently named one of 15 Badass Female Chefs and Restaurateurs You Need to Know Around the U.S. by ZAGAT.

Her success is especially notable in a field historically dominated by men. After opening her bakery in 2014, it became apparent that she needed help with bookkeeping and finance. She reached out to the Western Women's Business Center and the Carolina Small Business Development Fund for support. In 2017, she was received a scholarship to participate in a Best Year Yet® Raise the Bar program for women entrepreneurs. Sponsored in coordination with the Best Year Yet Foundation and facilitated by Best Year Yet® Partner and experienced business coach Annice Brown, the experience gave Gebhart the extra support she needed to finally get the results she wanted.

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Individual Results

"It's helped me to have a better relationship with my daughter Jewel and it's helped me to get started and stay focused on becoming a master public speaker."
~ Johnny Rodgers
Heismann Trophy winner

"To me, Best Year Yet® means following your dreams, and being able to manage all that you want to accomplish. It means staying true to who you are and who you want to be."
~ Jacie
Live Your Life user

Business Results

"Using Best Year Yet® helped us helped us achieve results that were truly incredible - it made a huge difference in the outcome of our expedition."
~ Erik Weihenmayer
Author, adventurer and first blind climber to summit Mount Everest

"In three years, our loan production grew by 244%, while dramatically improving productivity. At the same time, our leadership team became a confident, cohesive, and respected unit."
~ Tate Fitzgerald
Sr. V.P., Bank of the West