Hanging Diplomas In Shop?

Business By ccr03 Updated 24 Nov 2009 , 7:25pm by 11cupcakes

ccr03 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 2:47pm
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My sister and I are STILL in the process of getting everything ready for the opening. (Boy, talk about it being a long process).

Well, we had the discuss yesterday if whether or not we should hang out college degrees up once it's open. I said yes - that way customers can see we are educated and serious/this is a real business. She said she didn't want to look like a show off.

Would you put up your college degrees in your cake shop?

(Oh, I majored in Communication & Spanish - her in Political Science & Spanish. Her business is party equipment rental & supplies.)

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juleebug Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 2:54pm
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Unless the degrees are directly related to the business, I would not put them in the shop.

leah_s Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 2:56pm
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I agree. definitely hang you degree from culinary/pastry school, or any certificates from classes you've completed that relate to baking/decorating. I don't think your diplomas are showing off at all, just not relevant to your biz.

d_michelle95 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:21pm
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Unless the degrees are directly related to the business, I would not put them in the shop.




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cylstrial Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I agree. definitely hang you degree from culinary/pastry school, or any certificates from classes you've completed that relate to baking/decorating. I don't think your diplomas are showing off at all, just not relevant to your biz.




I agree with hanging any pastry/culinary certificates out in the front.

You could always hang your bachelor degree certificates in your office.

ccr03 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 7:04pm
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Man! I hate to admit I'm wrong and she's right.

I guess I'll have to give this one to her....lol

Thanks for the input!

snarkybaker Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 7:51pm
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I would say it depends. We are in a college town, and one that thinks pretty highly of itself at that ( in a good way). Everyone around here knows and brags about our congressman, the PhD. Now he has a PhD in theology, so it doesn't diddly to do with being a congressman. Your shop is your office. My lawyer has his undergraduate degree on his wall, and it is a Chemistry degree.

Personally, I like it. To me, it says we are serious people, and in a business full of dilletantes, that makes a difference.

ccr03 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:23pm
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Personally, I like it. To me, it says we are serious people, and in a business full of dilletantes, that makes a difference.




THat's EXACTLY my train of thought.

Sweet-Dreams Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:24pm
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I like diplomas hanging as well. However, I'm just really nosy and like seeing where everyone went to college! icon_lol.gif

tcakes65 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:00pm
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Thanks for asking this question. I've been contemplating the past couple of weeks about haning my degree up above my desk. I have a little corner in my showroom/consult area that has my desk. I have a degree in business and thought it would be relevant to me owning and running the business. Not sure what I'll do now.

mkolmar Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:06pm
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I don't mind seeing diplomas on the wall. However, I think it should be in some way associated with the business you are running. Whenever I see diplomas that aren't associated with the business I always think in my head "Why should I care." (I tend to be pretty cut and dry though)

ccr03 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:15pm
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MCC - I would definitely hang that up.


And really, both of our degrees are Bachelors of Arts, so it doesn't even have our majors on them. That is how most colleges do them - except for the Bachelors of Science in Business Administration because that is the degree.

It's funny, even though our degrees are not DIRECTLY connected to our respective business, boy have they helped! I don't think I/we would have the marketing plans (as little as they may be at this point) if I didn't have my degree.

jillmakescakes Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:35am
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I have my Serv Safe certificate on the wall in my lobby.

JenniferMI Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:33pm
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I agree, if the degree pertains to the business by all means...

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:52pm
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I don't have a degree--I do have some college credits but whatever--

My daughter on the other hand collects them, degrees I mean. It's not just a 'piece of paper'. That's a phrase that I used to use and I think I was ignorant to say that.

I mean if it says Bachelor of Arts--Or Bachelor of I Worked Dang Hard and Spent Years To Make the Grade That Earned Me This Degree commemorated by this piece of paper--Dude, hang it high and proud!

ccr03 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 7:10pm
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don't have a degree--I do have some college credits but whatever--

My daughter on the other hand collects them, degrees I mean. It's not just a 'piece of paper'. That's a phrase that I used to use and I think I was ignorant to say that.

I mean if it says Bachelor of Arts--Or Bachelor of I Worked Dang Hard and Spent Years To Make the Grade That Earned Me This Degree commemorated by this piece of paper--Dude, hang it high and proud!




That is VERY much how I feel about my diploma. It is SO not just a piece of paper. I worked really hard for it and even more my parents worked SUPER hard so I could have it.

It's settled - they are going up! ;D

11cupcakes Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 7:25pm
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I think only business related certificates, degree would look appropriate.
You know when I do haircut I do not care if Jane has PhD in history, but I want to know her hairstyling experience, I want to see photos of her work.
I am not trying to say you do not need your degree, I just would not display it in cake shop if it's not directly related to your business.

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