1 - What's YOUR Dream?
2 - Where do you Plan to Work From?
3 - From Home in more detail
Here David outlines the Pros and Cons to consider when working from home. There are lots of things to consider, how will the family react to their kitchen being overtaken with cakes? will this fulfil my work / life balance, what about the neighbours? All these issues and much more are covered in this lesson.
4 - Opening a Shop in more detail
If opening a shop is your dream, as it was with Paul, then this lesson will explain some of the Pros and Cons to consider. It can be the most fulfilling job of all, but be prepared for long hours.
You´ll find the downloads below helpful. Simply click on the links below and “download as” to allow you to save your very own copy which you can then edit and use.
Set Up Costs excel sheet available here
Monthly Costs Spreadsheet available here
View a lesson on hiring staff by clicking here.
5 - Shop or Home - Summary
Here David sums up the key points in working from home or owning a shop, but then introduces a third option to consider. If you only watch one of these lessons, this is the one.
6 - Food Hygiene
7 - The Secret
One of the questions Paul gets asked most often is ‘What’s the Secret of his Success’. As David has shared the journey with Paul from start up to almost disaster, to now running a very successful business he is well placed to take you through this inspiring section. This lesson is ideal for anyone who has started a business but perhaps a bit despondent or fed up because its not yet achieved the success hoped for.
You would be surprised at just how many really successful people shared those very same thoughts at some time during their journeys. Let us share with you our definition of the Secret of Success.
8 - How to be the - Technician, Manager and the Entrepreneur
David shares the key things he took away from this book including a very interesting method for bringing out the manager, technician and entrepreneur in each of us. That’s right…we can be all three and it can even be made fun! As well as this David goes through the role and purpose of each and explains that without a healthy balance failure is sadly inevitable.
9 - Think about Your Pricing
Pricing, pricing, pricing. The importance of pricing cannot be overstated and most definitely cannot be ignored. Pricing can make or break a business. Get it right and your life will be so much easier and wealthier, not only measured by what’s in your bank account as you will feel of a higher worth… Do your research and as well…be brave and believe in your product. David shares his own experiences with pricing and you will be amazed what happened when overnight Paul and David raised their cake prices by 35%!
Planning saves time and money, two precious commodities in running a profitable cake decorating business. This chapter sets out the things you really need to be considering before going any further with your plans.