From Solopreneur Island to asking for help from her village, with Sugar Euphoria’s Randi Smith

Having grown up in the Bahamas, Sugar Euphoria‘s Randi Smith knew what it was like to literally live on an island. And sometimes as an entrepreneur, she felt stuck on her own figurative island – until she learned to start asking for help.


Randi: You just have to do it. Cause if you sit back and you think of all the reasons why you shouldn’t, you can’t, you will never launch whatever it is that you’re trying to launch and you just have to do it. Yeah. You know, sometimes that may upset the people in your life because they have an image of you and this new journey or this new passion you want to pursue doesn’t fall in line with that. But you know, at the end of the day, yes, you may be a wife or a partner, a mother, a caregiver, but you’re also your own person first and foremost. And you can’t be what everybody needs you to be, unless you’re filling yourself up. 

Dana: Welcome to Hustle and Gather, a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana, 

Courtney: and I’m Courtney, 

Dana: and we’re two sisters who love business. On this show, we talk about the ups and downs with the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey 

Courtney: And we know all the challenges that come with starting a business. Between operating our wedding venue, doing speaking and consulting, and starting our luxury wedding planning company, we wake up and hustle every day.

Dana: But we love what we do. And today we’re talking with Randi Smith, founder and lead designer of Sugar Euphoria, a boutique wedding cake and confectionary studio in North Carolina. Randi’s work has been featured in Style Me Pretty bride’s magazine, Martha Stewart, Borrowed and Blue Southern Bride and Groom, Munaluchi Bride, Wedding Sparrow, and Grey likes Weddings. And we’ve known her for a while in the industry and just absolutely love her. Randi, welcome to Hustle and Gather. 

Randi: Thank y’all for having me. I’m so excited. 

Dana: Us too, that was quite the list of things you’ve been featured in. 

Randi: Oh boy. Yeah, I’ve been doing this for a long time though. 

Dana: Oh yeah, well we love your work. It’s beautiful. 

Courtney: Yeah, it was so good.

All right. So getting into your story to hear all about it. So tell us about growing up and how and where you got your passion for baking. 

Randi: Sure. So I grew up in Nassau Bahamas, the land of sun, sand, and sea. And there’s nothing like growing up on the Caribbean Island for the good and the bad, like it’s absolutely, but the island is only 21 miles by 7 miles, and there’s nothing to do there. There’s only so many times you can go to the beach, and so one of the things I used to do to pass the time was baked with my mom and my grandmother.

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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