I have read quite a few threads on this but mine is a bit different because I know the event planner from when we were kids.
She recently is starting an event planning business and has no customer base yet. She asked me for a price list, I gave it to her and she asks "this is a price list for your customers but where are my prices?"
I explained that i have a method to pricing my cakes and its fair. She says that if her costs are too high that she will lose clients to other event planners. I explained that I cannot lose so she can gain customers.
From all the advice and research ive done on cake costing I know that if a customer does not like my price I need to let that customer go, i cannot give away my work. Her mind set is that she needs to lose in the beginning to build up her clientele.
I really don't know how to tell her or explain it without hurting her feelings or the friendship. We already got into an argument because I quoted her $18/dozen chocolate covered strawberries and she said "damn girl you're expensive" So i suggested she could do them herself to cut costs and she said I was being rude.
So IDK am I being rude ? Am I wrong? should I give her a discount to help her out? So confused!
Thanks for letting me rant!