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post #16 of 18
Hi. Great advices! Is anyone of younstill in the cookies business? I live ovdrseas and would love to open a shop to sell my personalized cookies.
post #17 of 18

i own a cookie business in a small town. i do my iced sugar cookies and normal cookies as well. I'd say to donate cookies to Dr offices and dealerships. show the bigger clients what you can do as well as the schools and churches. maybe make a business card to attach to all of your cookies. that's how i started. 3 months into opening my store front and i love it. you get faster and better with time. the biggest problem is the economy. most people don't want to pay the price of a decorated cookie. i even had a lady try to haggle with me. she wanted me to sell them for 50 cents each. lol. then i kindly told her how much time it takes to "hand paint" each cookie. Don't be discouraged. i love what i do! My hubby does all the management stuff like taxes and ordering. Hes the PR man! I'm the baker. since opening i work about 12-14 hour days. its tiring and sometimes its hard. it costed me about 12k to open shop. I bought a lot of cutters, and supplies, also a display case. Taxes, permits, and certs are expensive. some cities also make you pay for a permit for your signs above your shop and outside. be prepared. my biggest advice is to make a name for yourself! people need to know who you are! Establish a client base. Also i did a free cookie give away to each customer on my grand opening. so people could try my product. i hope this helps!

post #18 of 18
Thank you !! It does help. I was just talking to a friend who owns a flower shop and she offered her showroom to me, so I can take some cookies to give away to her clients. I will do that next week and post a comment on the outcome. Greetings!!!
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