The Business of Baking Podcast
About This Show
This is the Business of Baking podcast with Michelle Green, the small business podcast that’s all about successfully running your own sweet food company without losing your mind. If you’ve ever brought dessert to a party and been told, “You can make a fortune selling those!” then you’re in the right place. This is an honest, straight talking podcast about the highs and lows of being in small business. Fuelled by late nights, crazy client stories and a permanent sugar high we’re going to listen, share and learn our way to sweet business success. Your host is writer, speaker, recovering cake decorator and incurable sweet tooth, Michelle Green.
Most Recent Episode
By All Means Necessary
6 days ago
I really think that it's time to lift the lid on the difference between how things look on the outside, versus how they really are, on the inside. So, today we're talking about at least ten embarrassing, ridiculous things I did, to get my business to the level that I wanted it to be at and to really make it a success. Listen in to find out what I did.
I've recently been advertising my live classes (www.bizbakeontour.com) and people have been leaving comments which I find really interesting- they like to give me every excuse imaginable as to why they can't get to the class. I find it really interesting how people really tend to make excuses for their lack of success and why they can't take their life, or their business to the next level. This has forced me to look back on my life as a business owner and think about all the insane, crazy things I did to get where I wanted to go, because I really did have a clear vision. I knew that I had to use all the necessary means to get there. So listen in today, as I really want to share these things that I did with you, because sometimes you just have to make it happen!
My recent rant on Facebook about having to make a decision at some point about how much your success is really worth to you and how far you're willing to go, to achieve what you want to achieve- and the story of the extraordinary lengths that one woman went to, in order to be in my class.
How I got my very first pastry job with my cake portfolio.
The myth women need to be a hundred percent qualified before they will apply for a job.
How I got my first cake boxes for my jobs before I realized I could buy them. I swear I'm not a bad person!
Tricky ways that I used phone numbers and addresses to make it look like my business was way more legit than it was at the time!
That sometimes you have to create an impression, to seem more legitimate than you really are and grow your business.
I used to constantly ask places for their recipes if I really liked their cakes- I used to pretend to have an allergy, so I really needed to know what the ingredients were. Pretty cheeky, but nine times out of ten, they would give me the recipe!
That my easiest way to do anything is to be inspired by other, really suc