Posts by Karen MacFadyen

Success is all about mindset

Success is all about mindset   When coping with less than favourable conditions – success is all about mindset. When I was away for a short break recently, this is a thought that struck me.    And that counts for either business or life too.   Let me explain…   We love narrow boating. Its…

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Cake Pricing Guide

Cake Pricing Guide   A little while ago I wrote a report on ways to price a cake in my Cake Pricing Guide.  (Neat name eh?)   Does what it says on the tin ….anyway  🙂   The Cake Pricing Guide details no less than 10 ways a cake can be priced.   Yes you read…

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Cake Pricing and advance payment

Cake Pricing and advance payment Today I am thinking about cake pricing and advance payment. What do you call it when you ask for money up front when cake pricing? When a customer agrees to pay you for your services, they will have agreed your total costs. My question today is are you asking for…

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How to Sell Cakes

How to sell cakes And can your cake customers find you?   I sometimes come across cake decorators who bemoan they just don’t know how to sell cakes.  They have to face the  fact they have to few or no orders. The ‘How to sell cakes and can your cake customers find you? ‘ question…

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Starting a cake business

Starting a cake business and applying mindfulness How do cake decorators need to apply mindfulness when starting a cake business? I was inspired by Paul Lemberg’s post on Mindfulness in Simple Action. I was struck with the following thought. How is mindfulness applied by the cake decorators?  There are several ways to do this. And…

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Is a Cake Calculator App to price cakes essential?

Is a cake calculator app essential? You may have already started looking for a cake calculator app being aware that pricing is important. Some of you may not even realise that such a thing exists or is even necessary. Some cake decorators know they need to start by pricing their ingredients. Others are just guessing.…

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Can your potential customers find you?

Are your potential customers aware that you exist? Can your potential customers find you? Investment in time and money in finding new customers is vital. Especially if you want a thriving cake decorating business. And these actions are more important than buying more tools for cake decorating. At the end of the day if you…

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Charging for cakes – and hate asking for money?

Charging for cakes and then asking for money… Do you have any idea of the biggest reason why people (and cake decorators) hate cake pricing, charging for cakes and asking for money? Here goes… Historically we have learnt to  go to school, learn our best subject, go perhaps to college, get a job that we…

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