Vote Michael Sauvageau
Chocolate Excellence Officer
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Company/organization description (<500 characters)
Noteworthy Chocolates combines on-demand personalization with zero waste gifting for people and businesses to stand out by laser engraving thoughtful messages in chocolate. There’s nothing like the feeling of receiving a chocolate engraved with a message just for you! Our customers know this and it’s why they have such success giving chocolate cards and favors to employees, clients, or guests. Weddings are sweeter and business gifts are truly appreciated when chocolate sends a special message!
Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…
In 2019, our third year of business, we grew revenue by 62% by shifting focus to business gifting. This shows a very favorable growth curve when compared to 20% revenue growth in 2018. We added 2 new team members to handle day-to-day operations, which allowed the co-founders to achieve business development and broader company goals.
What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus
Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019
Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO
What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)
Fairfield County Business Council's Food N'Bev Connect accelerator, CTSBDC, Danbury Hackerspace/Innovation Center, reSET Business Accelerator (Hartford), Community Economic Development Fund, and our awesome Fairfield County community!
What people are saying about Michael Sauvageau ...
Michael and Jennifer Sauvageau knew they had a hit when their new business laser engraving chocolate messages surpassed their sales projection after Valentine's Day in Feb 2017. Now, three years later, they are poised to grow into the wedding market. They made a major pivot into B2B services in 2019, and have gotten recognition from the Fairfield Business Journal, being nominated as one of the Best Companies in Fairfield County in 2019. Michael is a serial entrepreneur, always looking for opportunities to delight customers. He has a great story to tell, and more . See https://www.noteworthychocolates.com/ for press and other information. Contact him at Michael@noteworthychocolates.com Pauline Assenza