Expectations for Future Employees.

A lot of what we perceive as etiquette or manners comes from our expectations. These expectations are shaped by how we are brought up and by who. In our debate about proper etiquette, last week my mom and I both offered up our perspective on proper etiquette when visiting someone’s home.  This debate, as all…

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Mom's Review: What Clients Love, by Harry Beckwith

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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4 Things We Learned From Our First Big Order

Last week we had our first big order; and by big order, I mean huge order. We planned, baked, packaged, and delivered one thousand cookies all in under a week. We also both have full-time jobs outside of ASC, and we had a full market as well. So to say the least, it was a…

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9 Personal 2019 Goals for Mom

I’m not really a resolution type of person, so writing down nine personal goals for the New Year 2019 is a bit of a stretch!  Sure, I say that I am going to do this, not that, and perhaps something else, but I rarely hold myself to that measure.  I’m not sure that it is…

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In Conversation: Top 10 Lessons Learned from 2018

Howdy Cookie Lovers! The new year is quickly approaching, and as most people do during the holiday season when they are not shopping, we have mapped out some lessons learned from 2018. Read below for our top 10 lessons learned about starting a business. The Business does not run itself This one seems like a…

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Instagram, it’s a learning process.

This morning I was groggy. I could barely make myself get out of bed. My cat was calling for his food from the other room, my phone was full of unread emails, and my to-do list was not doing itself. I literally rolled out of my bed, my feet catching their balance before I hit…

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In Conversation: Where do we go from here?

Hello Cookie Lovers! We are so sorry for the unexpected hiatus that we have taken from our blogging over the past couple of months. We’ve been doing some organizing and re-grouping and we thought that we should share what we’ve been discussing. It is so easy to lose track of our long-run goals because the…

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Intuit Quickbooks: A Review

Disclaimer: This is by no means a paid advertisement for Intuit Quickbooks systems, and we would love to hear from you if you’ve had similar/different experiences or if you have used a different platform for organizing your finances when building up your business. Also, neither of us are trained financial advisors and are solely writing…

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In Conversation: Brainstorming our Business Plan

This week we gave ourselves a little bit of homework. We each sat down separately and tried to brainstorm ideas of what we want our business to look like over the next couple of years. Next week, we will combine the two into one business model/plan. The questions we gave each other are in bold,…

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