Covid19 – Are we done yet?

Picture of bench on a flagstone walkway

It’s kind of hard to believe that we’ve been dealing with Covid19 now for well over six months.  It’s also strange to think about how we took for granted going to the grocery store, concerts, or sporting events, much less work without all of the current precautions.  We’ve somewhat survived quarantine by staying home (well,…

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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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Blocking Productivity

Let’s face it, there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that we want to do on top of the things that we have to do. While high school and college teach you (indirectly) how to make endless to-do lists, one thing that isn’t touched on much is how to actually accomplish…

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What is a TPT License in Arizona?

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed tax expert; I am solely commenting on the process from experience and am linking the specific state-sponsored websites for further research. Starting a business is exciting. You have a great idea, the passion to pursue it, and then you reap the benefits of your hard work and sleepless nights.…

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In Conversation: Our 6 Goals for 2019

Now that a full week into the new year has passed, we thought it was a good time to post our top 6 business goals for 2019. Do you have any goals for your small business this year? Let us know in the comments what are your biggest focus is this year. Be more prepared…

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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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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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Business Model update 7-23-18

Later this year, 2018, Pima County will be making some changes to the permitting and licensing of food establishments; in particular, mobile food establishments.  Still looking them over, but the county will be mirroring Maricopa County’s policies.  Here is a link to the basics and I’ll be posting the new Pima County policies as soon…

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Our Start-Up Business Model

A Simple Cookie (ASC) is an Arizona, home-based kitchen, with a somewhat limited range of prepared baked goods that we sell at local farmers’ markets, special events, wholesale to businesses and special orders for individuals.  At this time, we are confined to sell within the state of Arizona, which is one of the parameters of…

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