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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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: 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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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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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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