Sometimes when I am busy and considering doing a task, I stop and think: will my future self be thrilled I did this? If the answer is yes, then I do it. Setting up my annual calendar is one of those tasks. For 15 minutes of effort today, I will reap the rewards all year long. And, you, as a home baker, can too. Never let others dictate your calendar. The first step to taking control is simple. Take time today and think about the entire year. Not just the next two months, but think about the … [Read more...] about Help Your Future Self by Planning Your Annual Calendar Now
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I recently posted my money mistakes when I started my home bakery on Instagram (you can follow me here if you are interested). It was one of my most popular posts, so I decided to expand into a blog post. It makes sense; we all like reading about mistakes to see how you compare. Many of the people who follow me are still learning about running a home bakery and looking for information. I hope this post is useful. 1. I paid way too much for ingredients. It took me a while to dig around … [Read more...] about 5 Money Mistakes I Made With My Home Bakery
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?
Remember when you spent countless hours on that birthday cake, and the client canceled at the last minute? Or when you ordered special supplies and decorations (and paid extra shipping, too!) for a wedding cake, only to have that client change their mind a week before the event and want something else? Well, you can help protect yourself and home bakery from these types of unfortunate situations by including important details in your cake contracts. What’s in a Cake Contract? We … [Read more...] about What You Need in Your Cake Contract