After graduating college in 2020, Maddie Schneider decided to change career paths. When a local coffeehouse was closing, she saw it as an opportunity to follow her dream of owning a bakery. While Maddie found it difficult to open a new business during the pandemic, her family, friends, and community came together to support her. Named after her grandma, Maddie opened Lela’s Bakery and Coffeehouse in Haviland, Kansas in September 2020.
Hear what Maddie learned about opening a business during the pandemic.