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Hi there! Mama here.

It's official: The Sweet Home website is live! After some last-minute tweaking and typo corrections (and we're sure there are plenty more to come with all of the new eyes that will soon be viewing this!), our site is now open for business. Hooray!

Until next time,

Sweet Home à la Mama

 
 
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Hi there! Mama here.

Well, there's a slight wrench in the works, but not too bad--we may have trouble getting into the Grand Blanc Farmers Market this year. We talked to the Market Manager today, and she said that since there's a vendor who sells granola already, we may be limited in the days/times we can participate. We're doing business from home either way, but we sure hope to make the cut--especially since selling at GBFM is our first major business goal (after launching this site, of course)!

In any case, things are looking good. We've gotten a lot of positive feedback, we're getting a handle on the business end of things, and it seems like people are excited for us to expand. Here's hoping we get into the Market... Keep your fingers crossed for us, all you Sweet Homies out there!

*Update: We got in! We'll be there on Wednesdays and we couldn't be happier! See you at the Market!

Until next time,

Sweet Home à la Mama

 
 
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Hi there! Mama here.

This announcement is so big that it needed its very own blog post. Are you ready? Here goes:

I programmed the cash register to print our store name on the receipts! Woo hoo! ;)

Until next time,

Sweet Home à la Mama

 
 
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Hi there! Mama here.

Phew! Who knew it was so much work to get a business going?

To prepare for the Grand Blanc Farmer's Market in just about a month from now, we here at Sweet Home realized we'd need more than a shelf and a few hundred bags for our goodies... A tent to protect our stand from hot sun and heavy rain? A folding table that will fit in the station wagon? A real cash register? We never even thought of those things! So we've been scouring craigslist, watching dumpsters, and thinking of ways to repurpose things we already own in order to meet the needs of this growing little business of ours. We were recently blessed with some extra funds--hooray!--so we haven't had to take out a loan, which was one of our goals from the start.

On that note, today we scored a used cash register for $50 on craigslist--a great deal!--which is a must if we're going to be at the market. The more efficiently we can complete our sales, the better we can serve our customers. Selling to one or two people from home with a receipt book and a sales log is no big deal, but when we're talking about multiple sales in a short amount of time, that cash register will come in mighty handy.

Also, we didn't read the fine print and just found out our next bulk food order won't be delivered until the week before the market begins, so it looks like we'll keep getting our goods from the grocery store until then. Ah, well--another valuable lesson learned. ;)

Until next time,

Sweet Home à la Mama