I Am So Excited!!

Business By tdybear1978 Updated 17 Mar 2008 , 6:32pm by Kiddiekakes

tdybear1978 Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:14pm
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I got a call from a coffee shop that is on a military base near me asking for some information on some of my bakery items. They are not happy with the current bakery that they have been using (which is like the grandpappy of bakeries here). I compiled some information for him and then he set a meeting with me on this past Thurs. and then called me on Friday and said that they would like to go forward with us and will be sending my a good faith deposit like check next week since we have never done business together. He understands that I will have to get quite a bit of inventory to get started with them and they want me to know that they are serious icon_biggrin.gif I still have some numbers to crunch but from the looks of things it is going to approximately cost me around $500ish to get my supplies to accomodate them for one month and they will be paying out approximately $1,200-$1,400 a month so that gives me around $700 profit icon_lol.gif I know that this is not some huge thing, but hopefully when they get switched over to my stuff and people see that it is better then they will be in a position to order more quanitites from me. I was just so excited and wanted to share.

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cupcakers Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:32pm
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Congrats good for you good luck keep us posted on how things are going thumbs_up.gif

soccermom17 Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:34pm
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Actually, tdybear1978, this is a big thing!
Way to go. This is a great opportunity for you and your business. And like you said, people will take notice of the change which will benefit both of you.

grama_j Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:43pm
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No wonder you are excited ! This is a GREAT thing for you ...... you GO GIRL, and keep us posted as to how things are working out.... thumbs_up.gif

TheButterWench Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:45pm
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OMG who are you kidding thats a HUMONGOUS THING!!


Way to way go!!!!

SweetOccasionCakes Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:45pm
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That is AWESOME! Congrats!

mmo88 Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:53pm
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So happy for you, congratulations! icon_biggrin.gif

sasporella Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 3:55pm
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Congratulations this is fantastic news. Wishing you lots of luck.

saracupcake Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 4:32pm
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I'm sending you lots of luck too - well done

JulieB Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 4:41pm
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That's fabulous, and in addition to the extra $$$ from them directly, I'll bet you get lots of referrals too. Great!

sicookie Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 4:50pm
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That's HUGE!! You should be very excited and proud.

rmelendrez Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 5:06pm
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Kudos to you!!!!!!

mkolmar Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 5:08pm
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This is HUGE! Congrats!

tonedna Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 5:20pm
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That is what I call good business! Congratulations!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

funbun Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 5:41pm
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WOW!!! What a great deal for you. Congrats! It sounds like you will see more business from them in the future. Way to go

nikki72905 Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 5:58pm
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I'm so happy for you! Great job, this is soo exciting! Good Luck and Keep us posted!

Your news is HUGE!

I was thrilled about the fact that at church the other day my pastor told me I should start selling cakes!! It is so great when people are pleased with your work!


milissasmom Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 6:02pm
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How AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Way to go thumbs_up.gif

kakeladi Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 6:17pm
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Well I guess we won't be seeing much of you anymoreicon_sad.gif You will be soooooooo snowed under you won't have time to sleep much less tidbit with us icon_smile.gif

asul Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 6:51pm
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party.gif congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That's so exciting icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

tdybear1978 Posted 15 Mar 2008 , 7:20pm
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thanks so much everyone, I am so excited to start ordering my supplies. I hope that this works out good for both of us, it would just be amazing to get this as steady business. It has been so hard since I opened 1 1/2 years ago (which I knew it would be) but here lately it just seems like things are really starting to happen. I have been having EXCELLENT sales consistently for the last 4 weeks (not just on holidays haha) and then I got this news about the coffee shop and then today so people just came in off the street said a friend of theirs said they had to come to me and they actually stood in my shop for about 30 minutes and talked to me and then ordered a wedding cake ($700) and then PAID IN FULL (wedding is not for like 6 months) I just could not believe it. People are starting to talk about me WOOHOO. That's a good sign I think. Anyways, thanks everyone, cake central is just AWESOME!!

SharonK1973 Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 3:59am
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JudyDP Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 4:44am
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God bless you, tdybear1978! I can feel the excitement in your post, and it makes me smile. icon_biggrin.gif I am so happy for you! Everything is going to be GREAT! thumbs_up.gif Congratulations!!!

TheButterWench Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 5:59pm
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woo hooing for you too. Keep us posted.

Don't you just love when people just hand us their cash without all the drama?

all4cake Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:10pm
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Well, ALRIGHT! Congratulations!

deanwithana Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:11pm
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That is wonderful!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!!!

tdybear1978 Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:13pm
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thanks everyone, I just put in my supply order for them. I am going to be doing cin. rolls, buttered croissants, plain bagels, cin. raisin bagels, ban/nut muffins, pumpkin spice muffins and then my newest thing, pastry fruit sticks (a flaky pastry that is about 7" long and filled with apple and cherry). I am so excited, I will be starting to deliver next monday

HBcakes Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:18pm
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Congratulations!!! Hope it works out as great as it sounds, and it sure will get your name out there!!!!

C-Lady Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:19pm
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This is such wonderful news! Congratulations.

Kiddiekakes Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:32pm
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Good for you!! We are all so happy to hear someone getting a break and being excited!!!Way to go!!!

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