Future Employees? Absolutely – and could you be one?

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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Thirty Days of Positivity

Have you ever had a day that you come home from work and can’t sleep because your mind is racing about a situation that happened that day? You continue to critique how you handled something and can’t stop brainstorming ALL the different ways you could have handled it better? This has been happening to me…

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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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Market Dilemma

Business decisions are sometimes tough.  I believe it’s also pretty darn simple; are we spending more than we’re bringing in?  The hardest part here is remembering that we have to separate the business part from the personal part (coming straight from my favorite movie, You’ve Got Mail)!  And yet, personal is an important part of…

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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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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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In Conversation: Business Status Update

 Today we are discussing the status of our business, where we are, what we are looking to transition to, and things that we are still trying to figure out. Laurie/Mom:  Okay, we started out with farmers’ markets in order to actually see if there was a demand, or I guess we just wanted to see…

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A Simple Education

Okay, okay, the title is a bit harsh. But hear us out, first. The following discussion is about an extreme case experienced at one of our usual markets. Disclaimer: This does NOT happen every market, but to be honest little stuff like this does pop up often enough that we wanted to discuss it, for…

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