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Inspired by her mom, this Army vet built a small dessert business — and it's about to take off

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Inspired by her mom, this Army vet built a small dessert business — and it's about to take off
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About the business: What began as a dessert business, Mrs. Jo’s Petite Sweets, out of a commercial kitchen in Lorton has expanded to include corporate catering and, soon, a brick-and-mortar operation inside the Pentagon Federal Credit Union headquarters in Tysons, partially backed by a grant from Wisconsin-based Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV). How it started: On Jan. 1, 2017, Errin Roth retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel after 24 years. “I saw grandmothers, mothers, great aunts just create phenomenal dishes,” Roth said.