West Coast of Florida Clients: Jose A. Godoy and Mayra Umanzar
Originally from Guatemala, Jose A. Godoy and his wife, Mayra Umanzar are the owners of JGoody Café Bakery, INC. Located in Oldsmar on the West Coast of Florida, their family-owned and operated business offers a variety of delicious dishes made from scratch including breakfasts, lunch, cakes, and pastries for the local community.
Before becoming a business owner, Jose worked as a second pastry man supervisor for a Mediterranean cruise ship based in Geneva, Italy. After that, he worked as a pastry chef supervisor at a renowned hotel in Guatemala City, Guatemala. When he moved to United States of America, his dream and focus was to open a restaurant that used quality ingredients and limited sugar. Jose’s dream became an attainable goal when he married his wife, Mayra, who’s knowledgeable and experienced in business management and finances.
Prospera has been with Jose and Mayra since the start of their entrepreneurial journey in 2016 when they decided to start working towards opening their own bakery. For the following years, they’d keep in touch with Prospera for guidance on their progress and advise on every step of the way. In 2021, the couple was awarded with a few business advancement services from the organization, which included an optimized business plan, a branding kit, and a legal assessment to start their business with a strong foundation. Moreover, in 2022 they received an additional award from Prospera, this time to strengthen the business bookkeeping processes with the use of QuickBooks®.
Finally, after years of dedication, commitment, and hard work, Jose and Mayra saw their dream come into fruition as they opened JGoody Café Bakery in July 2022. At Prospera, we’re very proud and humbled to have been there for Jose and Mayra every step of the way and hope to continue to do so as their business continues to grow and prosper. To learn more about their family-welcoming bakery, visit their website – jgoodycafe.com.