Are you ignoring the delighted cake customers who were once thrilled with your services? Are you using the MOST expensive way to get orders? Do you market to new people all the time? This is singularly THE most expensive way to increase your sales for your cake business. (Or perhaps you wait for people to…

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Making great connections with potential customers As a small business owner,  you have most likely been given a lot of advice on in person networking.  And it is essential to learn the art of making great connections with potential customers.    Networking has been used as a business growth tool for decades. Although its face…

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Can You Get Cake Orders Where You Live? “I would like to begin decorating cakes/selling sweets in my small town. But am not sure if there is enough population/demand to make a profit. What can I do?” This is a very common question for new sugarcrafters. It is definitely thinking in the right direction!  So…

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How to work from home as a home baker  You have no idea how many times I hear people say “Oh, I could never work at home. I’d never get anything done!!”  But ‘how to work from home as a home baker’ works well if you set up a few ground rules.   And now…

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How do I register a home bakery? If you are starting out and in the UK – read on…   Anyone beginning a cake decorating business or a home bakery has one question on their mind.  And that is how do I register a home bakery?  If they are resident in UK they have one…

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Starting a home bakery business Starting a home bakery business can be one of the most interesting businesses there is. But at the same time can be frustrating too. Its true you have the opportunity to create, inspire, and do what you love for a living. But you also have to run the admin areas.…

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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 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 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 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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