Chocolate Bar Owner and NJ MOMpreneur: Alison Nelson
Alison Nelson is the NJMOMpreneur and owner of Chocolate Bar, founded in 2002 in lower Manhattan’s West Village. Today, Chocolate Bar has over 20 locations across the globe including Dubai, Australia, and Qatar. Since the inception of her business, Alison made her way down to the Jersey Shore to open Chocolate Bar in Manasquan, where she now resides with her family. The anticipated opening of the new headquarter store in downtown Asbury Park will feature a full cafe, along with the beloved truffles, hot chocolates, espresso, baked goods, and vegan treats the world has grown to love and crave. NJMOM had the pleasure of speaking with Alison about her journey as a mother and successful business owner, the advice that helped bring her to where she is now, and the joys that come with raising her two children.
NJMOM: What do you offer to your clients and how is it different than other professionals in your field? Alison: Chocolate Bar offers hand made chocolates, baked goods and cupcakes along with hot and iced chocolates and a full line of espresso drinks. We strive to provide a quality product using as many organic, locally sourced ingredients from fellow small businesses as possible.
There is not a single thing I do not know about my business…
I believe we all should find ways to have fun being moms.