Starting your cake business can be a cake dream to some people.
I was so scared when I took the plunge to resign from my job and start my cake business. I had no business experience and I learnt a lot on the job. I made a LOT of mistakes. But you know what. I was happy. I was working from home, earning money, and most importantly I was spending time with my children.
So if need extra convincing to take that leap to starting your cake business, here are a few reason you should:
You have a passion for cake
Do you spend a lot of time thinking about cake? Do you love all those baking shows on Food Network? Sometimes you can’t wait to close from work or at the weekend to try out a new recipe. Do you bring cakes and cupcakes to your friends and colleagues at work? You may have even spent some time looking into what it would take to start a cake business but not sure where to start.
Then my dear, you are on the right track to having a cake business.
You have the passion, then go for it. Life is too short to be spent regretting.
Stop making excuses, why are you working for another man’s or woman’s business,when you can be building your own?
If you have a job that you hate, where you spend half of the day in traffic, being with people you don’t like day after day, then you need to do something about that.
Do it Afraid
Left to you, you can come up with 50 different ways why you don’t want to do this. It is because you are afraid. The uncertainty of the ‘What if.
What if i fail. What if no one buys my cakes, What if i am not good enough.
Instead replace that negative thinking with What if i am a success, What if i have so many orders that i have to turn some down, What if i make so much money that i can now buy that industrial oven
Do you know what is the No. 1 regret of the elderly?- Not doing something because they were afraid.
I spent years working as a lawyer in a job I had no passion for. I dreaded going to work each morning and being away from my children.
Yes we don’t know what the future holds. They are no really safety nets. But you need to to take a step. Once you start, you will realise that it was silly hesitating.
So even though you are afraid. Do it Afraid.
You will be a Goal Crusher
People always say that when you want to achieve something you should write them down. So if you want to learn something or acquire a business skill, or want to start or grow your business,set it as a goal and crush it.
Once you realize you can accomplish this huge task of starting your own cake business you will see all the other goals will be a breeze.
You Will Become Ms. Cake Boss Lady
You will finally be your own boss, have your own hours, be able to dictate your hourly rate, plan your holidays and spend more time with family and friends.
Yes it is going to be handwork. Infact a lot of hard work but you will see that you will enjoy it so much that it will not be like work.
Once you know how to price right, market and promote your cakes, network, then you business will continue to grow to greater and greater heights.
You will become more smart
When I first started my cake business I had no idea how to run a business. I was like a headless chicken running around. I had no order book, i didn’t know how to track my orders, I didn’t know how to price my cakes and i will go to the supermarket nearly everyday to buy suppliers.I used to deliver cakes and wait ages for payment.
I was so fed up so I was forced to change. I needed to come up with a system. So I started makings lists, made order forms, had a diary , made note of costs of ingredients, noted the time it took to make and decorate a cake, and learnt how to charge appropriately and made sure that the customer paid me at least a deposit before i started making the cake.
So i got smarter, by putting systems in place i was able to run my business more efficiently and organised.
You will become an avid learner
When you start your cake business you will start to see that you don’t know a lot. So its good to make a list of skills you don’t know and make an effort to learn them.
And once you get the hang of learning, you will want to learn more and more. Both from paid and free resources like… YouTube, Google and Facebook.
You can find the answer to almost any question on the Internet, so Instead of sitting around feeling defeated and frustrated because you don’t know how to do something, just go to the internet to find out the answers or find someone who can teach you.
P.S. So those are my reasons? What are your own reasons to start a cake business? Let me know in the comments.
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Rotimicakelady is your personal cake fairy. She is a cake business consultant and Coach.
She runs the Cake Business Owners Club where she helps bakers through Online courses have super profitable and successful cake businesses.
She has a passion for helping women who have a passion for baking, transition from hobby cake makers to successful and profitable cake business owners.
She also help cake business owners who have struggling in their cake business with strategies to enable them get more customers, so you make more money. Rotimicakelady is passionate about Cakes, business and making money.