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Getting Back in the Saddle Under Covid-19

Yes, I had to get back in the saddle again, and pony up to the fact that if we’re going to stay in business, we kind of need to sell something. After nearly two months, we had our first (little) market yesterday, Sunday, May 17th! We’ve stayed pretty low during these couple of months for…

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Arizona Restaurants Re-Open under Covid-19 Guidance

Per Governor Ducey’s May 4, 2020 Covid-19 News conference, dine-in restaurants can re-open on Monday, May 11th while following particular guidelines and restrictions. (See below for updated Pima County Supervisors rules regarding outdoor dining as of 5/13/20.*) While we at A Simple Cookie operate only through our online store, farmers’ markets (very limited at this…

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Daughter's 2020 Goals

Last year when I wrote my resolutions and personal goals for 2019, life was a lot different. On the same front, our business was in a very different place. Today’s blog, even though a few days late into the year 2020 already, I will be mapping out my personal goals for 2020. My theme for…

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Local Shoutout: Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about the ins and outs, pros and cons of joining a local chamber of commerce. (Find the post here). Well, we decided to rejoin our chamber and in light of that, we wanted to make our monthly shoutout to the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce! …

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Preliminary Coffee Equipment Supply List

We are ready to get real about opening our shop. In order to do that, we need to be realistic about the scope of a shop we can afford, and that includes the interior as well as the shop itself. As Mom wrote about in her blog, Future Coffee Shop- It’s about time! Over the…

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Why Join a Chamber of Commerce?

Recently we have let our membership in our local chamber of commerce lapse. It was completely by accident. We got busy trying to get our business off the ground and spent most of our money, energy and time on our own business. However, over the past couple of weeks, the Director of Business Development for…

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Future Coffee Shop – It’s about time!

Haley and I talked just recently that planning for our future coffee shop / cookie bakeshop needs to be revived. It will never become a reality if we fail to plan. Plus, the real-time aspect will actually put the dream on paper and cement our needs and wants. Nothing like black and white numbers to…

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For the love of coffee.

I love coffee.  I remember the very day that I fell in love with coffee. It was like a scene out of a fairytale. I was in high school on a backpacking trip with my brother in Nicaragua. We were sitting in a small cafe in Esteli. I remember looking around at the brightly colored…

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How to Make Every Week Productive.

Over the past few years, I’ve been working on balancing work, life, and side-hustles. I’ve tried different strategies on keeping up my motivation throughout the week to be productive. Before I only had to juggle school and work, which wasn’t as difficult since I was single and cat-less. But now that I am married with…

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Local Shoutout: Rincon Market.

In our Local Shoutout series, we showcase one local business every month in the Tucson area. Our goal is to help support the local small businesses in our city. For our first Local Shoutout, we want to put some more limelight on Rincon Market.  Their location They are located on the corner of Tucson and 6th…

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Millennials and Boomers: How can we get along in the workplace?

Once again, Haley and I had a discussion about employees, work ethic and just the general differences that we see between Millennials and Boomers when it pertains to the workforce. I, myself being a Boomer, believe a lot of the issues center completely around attitude. Haley blames it on the way she, or they (she…

Authenticity is Everything

Authenticity is Everything

There is one thing about our business that we stick to, regardless of the circumstances, which is our authenticity.  We want everything from the taste of our cookies to the photos on our social media accounts to be true to what we really are.  The longer we are in this business, the more I find…