I've spent a considerable amount of time building up my business to the point of being licensed in my home. I am about to "hang" my shingle out there to begin accepting customers. A friend who lives close by has suddenly developed an "interest" in caking and wants to know everything about my business, how I do things, who I buy my supplies from etc. I haven't responded as to be honest, I'm a bit "miffed" that she would assume I would simply hand over my trade secrets 'per se'. Not sure how to respond and would welcome any advice. Thanks!
Tell her you do things on the spur of the moment and buy everything on line. When you need something you just google it and buy from the cheapest supplier. Tell her ebay is the way to go. If she asks for more tell her to research it on line.
Give her the address to CC...there are thousands of members here for her to learn from.