My reasons for wanting to start a Cake business.
As I entered my 50s little did I know how much life was going to change, I sadly lost both of my parent’s, had a personal battle with cancer and had both of my children were leaving the nest. It’s amazing how strong we can be when we have to be. Having been through so much trauma it was hard to see any kind of meaningful future. Slowly though life starts to open up opportunities. Little did I know I had a cake business in me.
I started baking to fill my time, I loved nothing more than supplying my daughter’s hockey team with cakes every week, putting a smile on someone’s face when you hand them a yummy chocolate cake. I continued to supply people with free cakes for about a year not really appreciating how I was honing my skills. Over time people started to suggest that I turn the baking into a business. ‘What me!’.
Why would anyone in their 50s want to start a business?
Don’t let the doubts get in the way.
As fast as I let myself get excited about the idea of running a business, very quickly that little voice would bring me down to earth, who did I think I was? I should stick to what I know. Here are just a few of the doubts I faced and I’m sure I am not alone.
How I got passed the doubts.
Fortunately, I was able to take the leap and get passed the doubts, looking back I can see some of the steps I took that enabled me to face my fears.
God works in mysterious ways. I am a firm believer that when something is good for you, he gives you a nudge and just as I was battling with my doubt’s I came across a post from a lady called Rebecca Ledger offering an online course for people wanting to start a cake business. It was a step by step journey through building your business. I felt the nudge and signed up, the rest they say is history.
So, for anyone else thinking of starting a cake business here are my top 3 tips: