Keeping It Steady...what's The Key?

Business By sweetlayers Updated 9 Mar 2010 , 9:02pm by sweetlayers

sweetlayers Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:41pm
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I seem to always have a very high volume of work or none at all. Like 2 weeks on super high speed and then 2 weeks of NOTHING! Does anyone have any advice as to how to keep it steady?

I don't mind doing extra extra work during the busy seasons but I really dislike the nothing in between.

Thanks in Advance.

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leah_s Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:52pm
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same here. It's the nature of the beast.

We also own a B&B. Same there.

Loucinda Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 8:53pm
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I wish I knew the answer to this too! I make frositng up ahead of time and store it for the weeks that I have a lot of cakes, that is one less thing I have to make.

loriemoms Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:17am
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Be grateful for the time off and rest up for the next rush!

indydebi Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:58am
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What leah said. We're in a feast-or-famine industry.

I personally LOVED the "famine" weeks (if it was just one or two now and then! icon_biggrin.gif ) because it meant a saturday home with my family. It meant not standing on my feet for 15 hours straight on a catering. It meant no backbreaking work. It meant being able to actually GO OUT for dinner instead of running thru the drive thru. It meant having time to babysit my grandchildren.

Look at the blessings that come along with those slow weeks. thumbs_up.gif

Loucinda Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 12:58pm
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That is an excellent way of looking at it indy!! icon_smile.gif I know my DH likes the weekends that there are no cakes on the books!

suzylynn58 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 1:17pm
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Every time I think I'm gonna have a famine weekend, the calls start coming in. Even though I now have a commercial kitchen, I still work a full time job during the week, so like indydebi, i actually enjoy some time off occasionally.

I find I have to actually black out a weekend every now and then. I am too old and fat to work 24/7!! LOL!!!

KHalstead Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:05pm
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I'm with you indy, I find myself praying that the next call won't be for a cake for THIS weekend LOL

sweetlayers Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 9:02pm
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Well, I guess I won't go crazy. There is laundry to do and children to raise during the down time. icon_sad.gif

Thanks for easing my mind!

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