Last year, Munirah Small quit her job as a customer service representative to start a cake business. She had lots of repeat customers, but after accounting for her expenses, she found she didn't have much money left over — certainly not enough to pay herself a regular salary. So she applied to Break Fast and Launch to figure out what she could be doing better. Brenda Salinas for NPR hide caption

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Revolution Foods makes healthy kids meals for both schools and stores. Co-founder Kristin Richmond says mentoring and support have been key to the success of her business. Shelly Puri/Courtesy of Revolution Foods hide caption

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Yolanda Andujar and her daughter Astrid bake together every weekend. Andujar primarily makes the cakes while Astrid, a graphic designer by day, makes elaborate decorations using fondant and bright colors. Néstor Pérez-Molière/Courtesy of Feet in 2 Worlds hide caption

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Whisked bakery founder Jenna Huntsberger (right) and baker's assistant Lauren Moore prepare pies in Union Kitchen, a food incubator in Washington, D.C. Huntsberger says the shared kitchen space and the business know-how she's honed there have played a big part in her success. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

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