Drumming Up Business

Decorating By RetiredNavyChief Updated 16 Jan 2010 , 4:37pm by Shannon1129

RetiredNavyChief Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 5:11pm
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Hi all, i am a hobby baker and do it from home (no license). I was wondering how to get more business other than word or mouth or recommendations. Any suggestions?

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JanH Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 5:27pm
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..moving to Cake Decorating forum. icon_smile.gif

cgarner Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:28pm
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No ideas for your question but just wanted to say I'm from across the river in Anna!

greengyrl26 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:41pm
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start a Facebook page and/or a simple blog to showcase your products. That way, when people ask your clients where they got the cake, they have somewhere to point them to!

brincess_b Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 10:03pm
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do you need a license to sell cakes? if so, then advertising is looking for trouble. you can usually trust your friend not to turn you in, but the stranger who is either weird or wants a refund wont care.
if not, then there are a lot of good ways and some unusual suggestions on how to advertise in the business forum. mainly, a good website, and business cards.
xx

HarleyDee Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 3:15am
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Yes, if you live in an area where you have to be licensed, then advertising is a quick way to get yourself in trouble.

Shannon1129 Posted 16 Jan 2010 , 4:37pm
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I use both FB and a blogspot. Most of my business is coming from those sites now a days. If you choose to use FB, create a fan page. Those are great.

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