Covid19 – Are we done yet?

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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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Getting Back in the Saddle Under Covid-19

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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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Arizona Restaurants Re-Open under Covid-19 Guidance

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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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Why Join a Chamber of Commerce?

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Recently we have let our membership in our local chamber of commerce lapse. It was completely by accident. We got busy trying to get our business off the ground and spent most of our money, energy and time on our own business. However, over the past couple of weeks, the Director of Business Development for…

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Local Shoutout: Rincon Market.

Rincon Market in Tucson, Arizona

In our Local Shoutout series, we showcase one local business every month in the Tucson area. Our goal is to help support the local small businesses in our city. For our first Local Shoutout, we want to put some more limelight on Rincon Market.  Their location They are located on the corner of Tucson and 6th…

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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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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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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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