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I'm Rebecca Hamilton, the founder and owner of a million-dollar bakery called Chick Boss Cake, the #1 bakery and dessert spot that all the locals in Southwestern, Ontario, are obsessed with, I know what you're thinking: she must be highly educated with some kind of fancy business or baking diploma. Well, I'm not. Sorry to burst your idyllic bubble but if I did happen to be armed with the "proper" education or "ideal" upbringing, I wouldn't be writing this book because, well... that never makes for a great story now does it? No one likes to read stories about prestigious, silver-spooned Harvard-educated know-it-alls who achieve success via entitlement and the birth canal of their rich mother. Nah, the best success stories come from someone like me. Allow me to explain...
I dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen to move out with my (then) boyfriend. I never set foot in a college or university unless it was to attend a party when I was (very) underage. I got stuck in several unhealthy and abusive relationships and found myself in plenty of "what the fuck?" situations along the way. I was angry, depressed, stubborn, riddled with anxiety and basically a runaway freight train trying not to go off the rails.
I'm here to keep it real and share my personal story of how I built a million-dollar bakery business from nothing but pure grit and tenacity when no one else believed in me. Let's be real, if I can create this much success with a little bakery in small-town Ontario, Canada, I absolutely know for a fact that you can create the same level of success within any industry!
This book is for everyone who's been through the worst and is still here against all odds.
It's for the woman who lost her voice but knows the world needs to hear what she has to say.
It's for the wife who pursued a career that society made her feel was the only respectable option.
It's for the girl who settled down too soon instead of chasing her wild and crazy dreams that everyone laughed at.
It's for the entrepreneur-at-heart who shows up every day to their soul-crushing 9-5 job feeling unfulfilled instead of pursuing their passion and igniting the fire within.
This is the story of how I created the life of my dreams, and there ain't no sugar-coating it (bakery puns are essential in this book, for obvious reasons). Get ready to open your mind to endless possibilities and unlock your potential.
Shit's about to get real.
The Book Everyone's Been Talking About...
Founder + CEO Chick Boss Cake | Business leader | Author | Podcast Host | Blogger | Photographer
Rebecca Hamilton has created a very successful local bakery business called Chick Boss Cake. It is the #1 bakery & dessert spot that all the locals in Southwestern, Ontario are obsessed with, and it has a massive following of loyal fans.
She's since branched out and created her own personal brand called Rebecca Hamilton Co., to share her unfiltered, self-taught business knowledge with women around the world in the hopes to impact, inspire and empower them to create the life of their dreams.
She runs both businesses anchored by her core values of gratitude, authenticity, integrity, generosity and kindness.
Rebecca hosts her own blog and podcast called Scrap the Sweet Talk, where she focuses on sharing her best business and life tips centered around creating the life of your dreams.
She's passionate about writing, photography, nature, tennis, golf, world travel and spending time with her dogs and husband.
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"In the short time we’ve met you have been super inspiring to me & my husband. Your podcast was very helpful to listen to. To hear first hand, what someone who has built their business from the ground up goes through & It was helpful to know I am not alone, even in the mistakes we make at the beginning. You also provided some really good tools and advice that we’ve implemented in our own company and day to day use"
"I really enjoy listening to Rebecca’s podcasts! They are very inspiring especially when you want to follow your own creative and business dreams. It’s refreshing to hear from the heart about what she has gone through to get where she is today. I can’t wait to see where she goes next! Thank you Rebecca for being honest and blunt! It’s what people need and I love it!!! Real struggles, real dreams, real person!!!"
"We all could stand to learn a thing or two from this magnificent woman, not only if you're opening a small business, but in life.
She is living proof that hard work, dedication, and believing in yourself pays off.
She is such a beautiful woman on the inside and out and shows us that kindness is what pays off.
She shares over and over again that, as women, we are not in competition with each other, we should be building each other up!
Her confidence and self love shines through.
She is all around an amazing and generous woman. She even took a chance on me without even ever meeting me in person, and I will forever be grateful."
"I think sometimes in life we cross paths with people who lift us up. Without any rhyme or reason they find their way into our day-to-day lives whether that be physically in person or from platforms like this through social media. I can't think of a particular post or blog from Rebecca that hasn't been uplifting , inspirational or even a downright push to get up and get moving to better yourself, that hasn't helped me in some form or another.
If you're not already following this self-driven, motivated boss babe, I'm not entirely sure what you're waiting for."
"You have totally inspired me to follow my dreams and set bigger goals. I am petrified of leaving my full time career and follow my passion of opening a bakery and every time i see you post or say something kind to me it makes me believe in myself that much more. You are truly an inspiration and motivation for me to not give up!!!"
"You are absolutely FEARLESS! I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t look at your content. And I do it because you are so inspirational. I cannot believe I have only known you for 6-7 months but it feels way longer then that. Not only are you smart, motivational and inspiring, but you so have the most kind heart and that is something so rare to come by, and you are such a genuine and wonderful friend which is also hard to come by in life. You are part of my inspiration for opening up my business and going after something I love to do. When I feel sometimes down, or I start doubting myself, you boost me with your content and podcasts! Like what more can I person ask for.
Thank you for being YOU and keep being the amazing rock star you are"
"Rebecca is an open book! A local business owner that supports local businesses and the communities around her. She speaks about vulnerability and openly shares her lessons with others. Easy to follow and support, along with her vibrant look is also the personality to match. I find her quite refreshing."
"Rebecca continues to push me out of my comfort zone and encourage me to do my best each and every day. She focuses on the positive, which is not only important more than ever now, but living everyday. I look forward to every piece of advice she gives! She is kindhearted, honest, caring and generous. Would not want anyone else to call my inspiration"
"I don't even know where to begin.
Bex you have literally changed my life in the short time we have known each other.
She is 100% open, authentic and such a motivational force of epic proportion!
She pushes those to become better versions of themselves and cheers them on the entire way!
What a welcome change you have been!
Thank you for your support whether it be positive or what I actually need to hear.
You my friend, are going to move mountains, and by move mountains I mean hit the NY Time Best Seller List!
Keep being you! "
"Rebecca Hamilton is the underdog success story you love to see"
- Sarah Rohoman, Narcity
"This story is about a business success defined by more than monetary gain."
- Kim Hussey, atWork Office Furniture Blog
"Chick Boss Cake, buzz worthy since day 1"
- Whitney South, London Tourism
"What a story coming from Rebecca dropping out at 16, moving out at 16"
- Todd, Drinks With Podcast Host
"Walking into Chick Boss Cake is like walking into a beautiful Instagram feed."
- Justin & Laura's Blog
"Chick Boss Cake named top 10 dessert spot in London, Ontario!"
- Laura Thorne, London Fuse
"Chick Boss Cake named top 10 dessert places you must try in Ontario!"
- Southwest Ontario Tourism
"Rebecca is quickly becoming a heavy hitter in the London business world"
- Dania Parker Smith, Park Bench
"Chick Boss Cake named one of the best vegan & gluten free desserts in the region"
- Southwest Ontario Tourism