Mara Fortin

Mara Fortin is an attorney, small business owner, political advocate, philanthropist, community leader and, most importantly, a mom.  She has three children, two teenage daughters and a six month old son.  Mara is the first franchisee ever to open a Nothing bundt Cakes bakery, and is now the largest in the nation, with seven.  She gave up her practice of law twelve years ago, moved her family back to her hometown of San Diego when her daughters were two and nine months old, and started on her small business venture.  In addition to building a successful business which now employs more than 130, mostly women, in the San Diego county market, Mara has sat on the boards of several small business advisory councils, including being the co-founder of several within the Nothing bundt Cakes system.  She is very active with the International Franchise Association and also sits on its board of directors.  Mara travels to Washington DC regularly to meet with members of Congress and frequently speaks with members of the press and media on small business related matters.  Mara is an entrepreneur and thought leader and enjoys each and every opportunity to speak on behalf of the hardworking business owners across the country!

Watch Interview With Mara Fortin Here