So if you haven't noticed from my other posts, but I am a newbie to the business aspects of cake decorating. Our shop is starting to pick up, which is great. I'm just scared that I am going to some how forget an order. Not to the point that a customer shows up and I don't have anything; more along the lines that I am not able to complete it to the best of my ability.
Basically: how do you manage your orders? Are you old-school and write it down on a calendar or do you have a fancy system? Right now I have a mix of emails with orders and my notes from phone orders (for simple things). For my specialty party cakes I have a form that gets attached to my bulletin board.
P.S. We are a two-woman made-to-order bakery. It is mainly me though; my business partner and mom works full-time still so she helps in the shop when she can.