Blog entries tagged business

Would your business survive without Facebook?

http://www.candyscupcakes.co.uk/blog/what-if-facebook-didnt-exist/ I started my small business from an enjoyable hobby, organically growing at a steady rate over a few years. Like many other small home-based businesses I then decided to create...

Cake Decorating Business #9: Dealing with Passion Killers: Criticism and Burn Out

Part #9: Dealing with Passion Killers: Criticism and Burn Out In a high emotion-based industry such as cake, it can be very difficult to deal with criticism. In the moment that the client tells us our cake didn’t taste good or that it did not...

Cake Decorating Business #8: Work/Life Balance

Part #8: Work/Life Balance When you are running a small business, it can feel as though the business has taken over your entire life. This is true of all small businesses but a little more so if you’re working from home and every time you...

Cake Decorating Business #7: Customer Service

Part #7: Customer Service Customer service is something which is vitally important to the cake industry. The products we provide are highly personal, are usually a luxury, and we provide them at a time when people are feeling emotional...

Cake Decorating Business #6: Social Media and Your Online Presence

Part #6: Social Media and Your Online Presence Social media has become a part of our daily lives, and it’s important for businesses to have a presence on those platforms. Social media is anywhere online where there is immediate interaction...

Cake Decorating Business #5: Basic Marketing

Part #5: Basic Marketing Marketing is the second thing other than pricing which seems to frustrate a lot of cake business owners. We know it’s important, we know we need to do it, yet many of us seem mystified by what marketing for our...

Cake Decorating Business #3: Setting Up Your Business

Part #3: Setting Up Your Business There are some things about being in business which need to be done no matter what size or kind of business you are running. You’ve got to do the official paperwork for a business in order to be properly set...

Baking a Website

Just thought I’d write a quick blog about my new website. I used to be a Graphic Designer and I designed my last website over 3 years ago. It had got really dated and I wanted a much fresher modern look. I’ve never done web design before and I...

Stupid Cake Platters, Stupid TV People & Stupid Me

Why do I fall for this every single time? I received a call on Saturday from a producer with A&E. She said she was referred to me by someone at a vendor resource (where I’m a member). She mentioned that they were going to be filming for a...

Please help! Thanks

Hi their we are Algarve Cakes and we would really appreciate your help! We have been entered into a competition for Algarve Cakes to be the best wedding supplier in the Algarve for 2013!! We would really appreciate it if you could take a few...