Melissa is the mom behind Sweet Baby Cakes n More, a business she launched in 2008. Her business offers gifts for baby, mommy and daddy. “We specialize in diaper cakes, but offer mommy and daddy-to-be gifts also,” she said.

A single mom of a three-year-old daughter, Melissa admits that it’s not always easy to balance family and business. She also works full-time. “It’s a struggle to balance all three,” she said. “My daughter is my priority, I have to work to pay the bills, and my small business is my passion and creative outlet.”

To other mom entrepreneurs, she said to stay focused and driven. “Constantly strive to better your business.” She also added that it’s important to do a lot of research both online and through word of mouth. “It is unbelievable what I find on a daily basis to give me new ideas,” she said.

For the rest of 2011, Sweet Baby Cakes is offering Market Mommy readers 10% off of all orders. Simply enter “marketmommy” in the discount code field when checking out. In addition to the main Sweet Baby Cakes n More website, they can also be found on their blog, Facebook and Twitter.