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What Your Cupcake Business Will Need This Winter

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Winter’s on its way and for us in the UK it’s apparently going to be a cold one. It’s best to get prepared and ready for the cold wet weather before everyone flocks to the shops to clear them out.

We’ve had to deal with all weather types, fortunately the cold weather is a lot easier to deal with than the extremely hot weather (melting buttercream!)

Here’s some ideas to help you prepare for the winter weather and make sure your cupcakes are delivered on time!

Winter Gloves

Gloves

When you’re out delivering cupcakes over the winter period you’ll definitely need a nice warm pair of gloves otherwise your hands are going to be freezing!

Fluffy gloves won’t be the best option here, you’ll need some gloves with plenty of grip for holding the boxes of cupcakes.

If you’re a touch screen mobile phone user then you should definitely get yourself a pair of gloves with specially designed fingertips that will enable you to use your phone!

Don’t make the mistake of buying a pair of gloves that you have to take off every time you need to answer the phone. They are also essential if you’re going to be using a touch screen Sat-nav while out on deliveries.

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Don’t Be Distracted by House Chores and Stay Focussed on Your Cupcake Business

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If you haven’t started running your cupcake business from home yet the title of this post may sound silly but it’s actually a serious issue.

Most people don’t have a specially dedicated room at home to run their business from, this can make it very easy to be distracted by usual household chores. It can take over your whole day if you let it!

If you have a “normal” 9 – 5 job you would be out of the house basically all day, you wouldn’t even have the opportunity to do the house work (it’s probably the last thing on your mind!)

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Dealing With Cupcake Photo Thieves

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If you haven’t been a victim of cupcake photo thieves yet then you’re lucky! You would be surprised how much this happens. Photo stealing is a matter that’s discussed a lot online by cupcake business owners as it’s really annoying!

Yes you should be flattered that someone is passing off your cupcakes as their own however this is very immoral and it’s also misleading towards their customers.

If you should find yourself in the situation of discovering that another business is using your photographs here are some tips to get the problem sorted:

1. Get Proof

Before taking any action it’s very important to get proof that they’ve stolen your photographs.

Take a screenshot of their website with your photo on it. You can do this by pressing the (Cmd, Shift and 4) buttons together on a Mac and by hitting the “PrintScreen” button or (Alt and “Printscreen”) on a PC.

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Stationery Needed for Running a Home Cupcake Business

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As with all businesses, your cupcake business will need a whole range of stationery ready for use.

One of the most important things to remember about your business stationery is to make it all match by using your branding. Having a professional looking stationery set shows that you’re a serious business and want to impress your customers.

In the digital age not every piece of stationery needs to be printed anymore, some documents such as letters and invoices can be saved a .PDF files. These can then be sent to your customers via email and are easily opened using the free Adobe Reader program.

Here we’ll run down the stationery items that you’ll need:

Essential Cupcake Stationery

• Business Cards

Include: Business logo / name, phone number, email address and website address

Take a look at our article here for lots of valuable information about business cards.

• Letterhead

You may not have to send out many letters but it’s best to have a letterhead saved on your computer and ready to use just in case.

Include: Address, business logo / name, phone number, email address and website address

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