Photo of Medella Vina Ranch Sign

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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Picture of Covid-19 virus

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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Photo of the inside of "Friends" Central Perk Coffee shop

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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After another wild week at our “primary” jobs, Haley and I started talking about what we would expect, and not tolerate! in our future employees and how they might make the grade for A Simple Cookie – whether our cookie food “truck” or our brick-and-mortar coffee shop. Her blog post, Expectations for Future Employees, starts…

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It’s interesting when you read an article, blog post, twitter comment, or even listen to an audio report and what you’re expecting to hear is not anywhere near the subject matter that you thought was described in the title. While Haley’s blog post, Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?, does start with the…

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The title of Harry Beckwith‘s What Clients Love intrigued me for any number of reasons; there must be some magic revealed within and it’s supposed to be a ‘field guide’ to growing a business. Perfect! A guide is normally easy to read, or written in layman terms, and should include down-to-earth facts and instructions. All…

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It’s all in the life of a small cookie business; plan, plan, plan, bake, and bake some more and finally, off to the market. All of this along with packaging and traveling (early birds catch the worms) can pay off. Weekly markets can really be a ton of work, and no different than selling at…

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Antique Fair, July 7, 2019 at Medella Vina Ranch, Tucson Arizona It’s time for summertime markets (meaning hot – 100deg+) in the desert, and the antique fair today was a perfect example; out with old and maybe the new as well.  More vendors than I expected, but a lower energy level and far fewer customers. …

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Think about getting personal about business, and you have A Simple Cookie. While we can find a gazillion different types of cookies and cookie businesses all over the world, most do not actually operate with the purpose of connecting with an individual customer on a regular basis; being in business for that personal touch, that…

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