Blog entries tagged business

The Start of My Business #1: Becoming Legal Beagle

Thinking about starting your own baking business in the UK ? I didn’t really know what I had to do and the importance of being registered until I researched the in’s and out’s of starting up my own company so I have decided to pop my process...

Off We Go !

One of my very good friends Kalie suggested I start a blog to document my progress on starting my new business … So here it is ! I hope you enjoy it . The idea was originally founded in Spain in 2012 where we used to live hence the “Costa”...

I'm back and learned a hell of a lot 😊 #1: I'm back and I've learned a hell of a lot 😘

Hi all, When I was first starting out the end of 2012 I was in awe of the talent on these pages. I started my “let the cakey adventure begin” and guess what it began. Just starting out I needed profile pictures I needed customers and I charged...

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...