Most people that start a home bakery – or any home-based business, for that matter – don’t do so just to get the chance to do some small business accounting. No, most home bakery operations start with folks that are particularly passionate about baking. Not the kind of people that want to crunch all sorts of numbers, manage cash flow, and deal with taxes. Unfortunately, as a home bakery owner, it’s not all about baking. Understanding and tracking your finances is imperative if you want a … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Home Bakery Finances Organized
As a home baker who runs a solo business, negative self-talk can hurt your success. It might feel like positive affirmations are the latest annoying woo-woo buzz word, but hear me out. There may be some validity to their popularity. Positive affirmations can be a quick tool to knock over lurking limited mindsets that hold you and your business back. You’ve heard of self-sabotage, of course. Positive affirmations may help you defeat this type of unconscious behavior that limits your true … [Read more...] about Are Positive Affirmations Too Woo Woo For You?
As a home bakery business active on social media, you most likely will find yourself at a loss about what to post on your feed from time to time. One option is using social media holidays as part of your content strategy. Social media holidays can be fun, quirky, and relevant prompts for content. How To Get the Most of Out of Social Media Holidays One handy aspect of social media holidays is that you can plan your content ahead of time. I would shoot for 30 to 60 days ahead. This will … [Read more...] about Leveraging 2021 Social Media Holidays for Home Bakers (With Free Download)
It’s easy to get sucked into the grind of the day-to-day of your business. We have all done it. Break the cycle with 2021 and set yourself up for success. Take time now to be intentional and plan your 2021 calendar. Let’s be real; who would have thought there would be a global pandemic in 2020, yet here we are. Here is what you should do: Fill your 2021 calendar in with holidays, special and personal events what you know at this moment and include some educated guesses. You can always … [Read more...] about Planning Your Home Bakery 2021 Calendar to Avoid Overwhelm (with How-to Video)
As a home bakery, one of the most important (and stressful) aspects of your job is delivery! Getting that gorgeous cake from bakery to customers can take some serious care. There are a few different methods of pastry-packing you can employ; one such system is a CakeSafe. I first encountered the concept of a cake safe when researching a blog post on delivering cakes safely. Then I noticed bakers talking about the product on online forums. So I dug deeper to see to learn more about it. I am not … [Read more...] about Are Cake Safes a Good Investment