I have a cake business that I run from my home. My DH and I have been trying to come up with some ideas for drawing business in.
We just came up with one, so I want to get CC members input on it, because I am new to all of this.
Here is the idea:
Go to local businesses and hand out a "sample" box along with my cards. In this sample box have a couple of different things that I make inside like: Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Chocolate Covered Strawberrys, Cookies, one mini cake...ect...
Our thoughts is that the people that work there would be potiental customers, and they would be more willing to suggest to their clients or friends.
Let me know what ya'll think about this idea, and also some other items that could go inside the box!
I think it's a great idea!
Welcome to CC!
Sure. I think that many of us have dropped off samples and biz cards to other businesses.
Debi recommends dropping them off with the business's HR rep (if it's a larger company) rather than just the receptionist. The HR rep would be more likely to tell people who it's from rather than the employees just stopping by the desk to grab a free cookie.
I think that was her jist anyways.
Good ideas...I have dropped off to real estate offices..Dr's offices..(Orders for the holidays for clients or patients...Or for new home owners.)..You gotta spend money to make money so look at it that way!
Thanx for the responses!
I'm glad we are on the right track! lol
Any idea's for what else to put in it?
If you make them a cake truffle would be nice.
cake ball pops... use everything you got... be frugal yet tasty lol
well...never made a cake truffle...but I'm willing to try!
same goes for the cake balls...i'll try that too!
I was thinking about some Whoopie Pies....
Cupcakes with some of your offered cake flavours would be nice too.
Good luck with your business!