Melane Wayburn worked in a bridal shop for eight years when it shut down due to the pandemic. She loved her work and was passionate about working with brides, so she decided it was time for her to start her own bridal shop, Seaside Bridal Couture

While looking for a lease for her business, she heard about EforAll Cape Cod’s Business Accelerator. She thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn more about business and entrepreneurship. “I needed guidance to start my business,” said Melane.

Her favorite part of the program was sharing ideas and getting feedback from the cohort. Having the support of her mentors was crucial to getting her started. “I love my mentors! They are my rock! I couldn’t thank them enough for all the time and effort they invested in me.”

During their first year in business, Seaside Bridal had a six-figure revenue! They’re now expanding the store, adding additional changing rooms to accommodate large wedding parties.

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