One of my most successful clients, who has withstood the fluctuations of an ever-changing market, recognized that she must be proactive in her success. Mika Altidor, the founder of the acclaimed vegan bakery, V&M Bakery, knew instinctively that the pandemic could be the downfall of her restaurant business. With a fail rate of 80%, many restaurants folded under pandemic pressure. Altidor knew she could not transition this wave by herself. The pandemic forced a significant shift in the restauranteur paradigm, and Altidor reached out to a coach and the expertise of mentors on SCORE.org. Altidor firmly grasped the guidance and mentorship of her team and recalibrated her approach to serving delicious food to the masses. She wrote a cookbook, teamed up with local restaurants, and commanded a collective powerhouse in her local area.