Originally Posted by BakingIrene
What are you doing when you call a hair shop to take free samples of cake?
You are asking them to do the hard work of advertising your business for free.
No wonder that they are saying no politely.
When you start offering free samples to the right places, people will say yes.
Originally Posted by LovelyCakes4Us
Like I stated before I only have tried this form of advertising because I have read great success with people on CC doing business this way! Must you always say something rude on ALL of my post smh..
If you think that my post was rude, then you don't know the difference between honest feedback and rudeness.
When you go to the right places--the ones where your intended customers shop, then you will hear "yes, thanks" to your samples.
You would have a lot less of the problems that you report here on Cake Central if you could learn to read advice and useful information carefully.
Handing out free samples at a cake/wedding show or farmers market or on the storefront sidewalk is not the same thing as handing out free samples to hair and nail salon owners at their place of work. Nail and hair salons have sanitation practises that are are regulated by boards of health. Sorry but that's a fact of life that has been put in place for the protection of customers. That information is clearly posted online for anybody who should ever want to know.
I don't post recipes online because I know that 99% of a good cake is how the baker follows the instructions. That would appear to be true also for business and other advice.