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Cottage Bakers and Professionalism

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

Working from Home

Whether it's because of children or capital (or a bit of both), many of us don't have the desire or ability to take our baking elsewhere, at least for the time being. Even if you have all the licensing, the insurance, and anything else your state requires, it still can be difficult to see yourself as a legitimate bakery. This is 2019 people! About 69% of entrepreneurs start up their businesses from home!

But let's get real.

It's incredibly difficult to feel high-end or luxury when we're baking from home in our pajamas. It's also hard to get in full boss-mode when our children are hanging off the desk begging for snacks when we're trying to send out proposals. Although there are things we cannot change about our situation as cottage bakers, there are certainly many things we can do to amp up our professionalism in order to run our companies in a way that reflects where we want to go.

So we're going to look into some ways that we can feel a bit more legit working from home, because professionalism really all starts with your mindset!

This is Work

Your Cake/Cookie/Cake Pop business is not a hobby! This is not something you do "for fun". It may be fun, but this is work. Don't be shy to call it what it is. Just because you love what you do, doesn't make your work any more or less valuable than anyone else's!

Have a Separate Business Line

Separate line, separate voicemail.