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  • September thoughts

    Our corporate customers often order custom sugar toppers or imprinted cakes to celebrate milestones or product launches. A financial services company recently celebrated the anniversary of a new credit card partnership with 3 Celebration Cakes heralding an upbeat message about their success. Sometimes I think, …

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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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  • Bricks-and-Mortar

    Bricks-and-mortar versus online sales is a hot topic for so many businesses right now. It’s funny to think that both Andrew at a bank and me at a cupcake store can be thinking about the same question:  what is the balance between having a presence …

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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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  • Last Minute Menu

    A trend that I  think is important and here to stay is ordering food – all types of food- right now. The idea of chow mein and pizza as the only option for online ordering is passé. So a few months ago I had the …

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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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  • WedLuxe Show – 2016

    One of Andrew’s pet peeves is being wished Happy New Year on any day after January 1st. I agree with him even though that might seem a little Grinch – like. In any event, here’s hoping 2016 is treating you well so far! The year …

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  • Yearend Ramblings

    This post – likely my last for the year – will be a mish-mash of thoughts I’ve had: (1) If you can’t see the impact of what you are doing, your efforts will diminish. Since the late summer I haven’t been able to see the …

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  • Bonus time

    This is a post that presents a problem business owners face…and no clear solution. Yeah, I know, very helpful. I’ve been in touch recently with a friend, “Karen”, who also owns a small business, over the topic of key-employee compensation. It’s always on a business …

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  • Good luck, Justin!

    We should have sent the new Prime Minister a Bay Street Cake yesterday saying “Good Luck!” Parliament Hill was overflowing with optimism about the changes that are coming…but without making this a political commentary, the challenge he faces is that government (any government) is really …

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