MACKENZIE SIMON

Occupation: SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

HOT SPRINGS

Not many people can say that they have taken the dive into entrepreneurialism, but at 22, Mackenzie Simon can. Her already robust portfolio is quite impressive. Since she graduated high school just four years ago, Simon has worked tirelessly to build her brands — Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe in Hot Springs and Fayetteville, Mackenzie’s Extraordinary Gift Shoppe and Pour Some Sugar On Me Sweet Shoppe (both in Hot Springs).

MACKENZIE SIMON

Occupation: SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

HOT SPRINGS

Not many people can say that they have taken the dive into entrepreneurialism, but at 22, Mackenzie Simon can. Her already robust portfolio is quite impressive. Since she graduated high school just four years ago, Simon has worked tirelessly to build her brands — Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe in Hot Springs and Fayetteville, Mackenzie’s Extraordinary Gift Shoppe and Pour Some Sugar On Me Sweet Shoppe (both in Hot Springs).

ATTRACTION TO CAREER:

I’d been a barista at Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe in the historic district of Hot Springs since my parents first opened it in 2011. I took over the family business in 2015 after graduating from high school.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

I’ve grown up with a debt-free mentality, and I’m proud to say it’s gotten me where I am today.

SURPRISING FACT:

I founded the annual Glow On The Row: Trick-or-Treating & Harvest Festival in downtown Hot Springs. You can come enjoy 4,000 lbs of candy, 18,000 glow sticks and 3,000 cupcakes on October 31st every year for the rest of my life. It’s safe and free for all.

MOST ADMIRABLE QUALITY IN WOMEN:

I believe being authentic is the most powerful characteristic that you can have. A resilient, outrageously authentic woman is unstoppable.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB:

Besides the endless sweets, I love the teams I have been able to create. Between Hot Springs and Fayetteville, I have found some of the most inspiring employees.

ATTRACTION TO CAREER:

I’d been a barista at Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe in the historic district of Hot Springs since my parents first opened it in 2011. I took over the family business in 2015 after graduating from high school.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

I’ve grown up with a debt-free mentality, and I’m proud to say it’s gotten me where I am today.

SURPRISING FACT:

I founded the annual Glow On The Row: Trick-or-Treating & Harvest Festival in downtown Hot Springs. You can come enjoy 4,000 lbs of candy, 18,000 glow sticks and 3,000 cupcakes on October 31st every year for the rest of my life. It’s safe and free for all.

MOST ADMIRABLE QUALITY IN WOMEN:

I believe being authentic is the most powerful characteristic that you can have. A resilient, outrageously authentic woman is unstoppable.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB:

Besides the endless sweets, I love the teams I have been able to create. Between Hot Springs and Fayetteville, I have found some of the most inspiring employees.

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