so recently I started my business and I've been trying to do every thing local. It's funny because in speaking to local businesses I've had a MUCH harder time getting product. Most recently I found a local fondant supplier. They have a website, a face book, and a number and a few pictures. I met with the guy at a local coffee house and got a sample of their white satin fondant and came home to try it-it reminded me very much of MMF. Anywho...I recalled the man saying where there bakery was (about 45 minutes from me) so I get online to google it and can't find a SINGLE thing about it! So now my red flags are going off...I found them on CL, they didn't have many pictures, I can't find them on the business licensing website...then I'm thinking hmmm hmmm hmmm...I think I might have just been 'played' LOL I'm hoping not-hoping for the best. I emailed the woman this time (not the guy I met with) and I asked her for the name of the bakery one more time and she says "what bakery?" and I replied "the bakery your business partner told me you ran your business out of. Can you tell me where it is?" And I still haven't heard back! Anyone else have weird adventures like this? The troubles of going local!
That is frightening. Did they ask for your license or credit card? Kinda makes me think that they were trying to run some kind of scam.
When I had my coffee shop, I couldn't always buy local because they didn't carry the quality of products that I used. However, over time, I did develop a good rapport with many local businesses who returned the favor and supported mine.
they didn't ask for my stuff, but when I met them I had my portfolio and business cards so every thing was legit on my side of the table. I'm really weirded out by this! I have tried msging several times and my question of whether they are a bakery keeps getting totally dodged. The last time I msgd I said "do you have a bakery I can visit OR are you a licensed home worker?" But they keep dodging with random statements. Very odd. I love local business and I was so excited to have found them-but at the same time I have my own business to run and any product I use I want to know is 100% safe and legitimate you know?