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Category Archive for: ‘Starting a Small Business’

  • Advice

    I’ve been thinking about advice – both giving and asking for it. When it comes to sharing advice, the rule is simple…and impossibly difficult to follow. “Don’t” If you haven’t specifically asked for my advice, you don’t want it – and honestly I don’t want …

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  • Pop quiz

    I was recently asked to answer a quiz for a newsletter. I thought their questions were interesting and fun. Here it is, with my responses..I’d love to hear from you about your responses to the questions that make you think… My first job ever was…as …

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  • What a week!!

    Last week was crazy, starting Monday when Canadian Press asked me to comment on a report about being an entrepreneur in Ontario.  I was happy that the journalist included my comment about the fear of failing being an “equal opportunity” fear between men and women. My …

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  • No pop allowed!

    We’re going to start selling cold drinks in the Victoria and Yorkville stores so Carly and Tracey put together a short list of the options: water, apple juice, iced tea. Where’s the diet pop, I asked? Well, came the reply, diet pop – all pop …

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  • Office Zen

    One of the many perks of owning a cupcake store is that I have received every cupcake-themed mug, notebook, ornament, plaque, toque, slippers, socks and T-shirt created. And I have loved  them all. But last week I decided it was time to purge my PGB …

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  • Last Minute Menu

    I’ve mentioned here that every innovation or idea in a small business carries with it the possibility of wild success…or colossal failure. Actually, that also applies to large businesses and even the initial launch of a business. It’s hard (impossible?) to know what customers will …

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  • Happy 5th Birthday, Prairie Girl!

    This Friday, April 1st 2016, will be the 5th anniversary of PGB”s first day in business! Wow! Where does time go? It was supposed to be a friends-and-family-only day but we realized that it wasn’t exactly an auspicious start to a new business to tell …

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  • Write It Down!

    I’ve always been a write-down-my-goals person. And lately I’ve come to believe that writing down aspirations, intentions and random thoughts that pop up can also be an “influential” thing to do. Even without worrying about  how-when-where-what, I think our subconscious gets going when we write …

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  • Employee Appreciation Week!

    Trixie, our edible printer, and the whole team had a busy week last week – it was CIBC’s Employee Appreciation Week and we were very happy to be involved with some of the Toronto-based festivities. I think that some of the toppers (and maybe cakes?) …

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  • Andrea

    I’ve put off writing this post not because I don’t have a topic but because I didn’t really know what to say about it. My head baker Andrea is leaving at the end of February. She told me she was ready for a change just …

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