Mid week MyCake: Boost business and income before Christmas

Ok so there are five weeks to go before the Christmas holidays. Still plenty of time to boost business and increase your income before Christmas. You just need to get your priorities in order. (Maybe you’ll want to reorder these to suit your business and the time/budget you have available but this is what we Read the full article…

Mid week MyCake: Getting retailers to reorder this Christmas

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In the run up to the holiday season over December and January we will bring you mid week gems of advice from the MyCake archive. Here we’re looking at getting retailers to reorder with you this Christmas. By this stage in the year retailers have placed their Christmas orders indeed they’ve mostly received their stock Read the full article…

MyCake’s 3 Top Tips on where to start with your Pricing Strategy

Have a read of Sarah’s recent post on Pricing from the Folksy blog   Sarah Thelwall founder of Mycake.org the online toolkit offering creative entrepreneurs a helping hand with their finances, shares a few top tips before her Folksy Summer School pricing session on Sunday 11 August 2013. Let’s cut straight to it. Your pricing strategy should not be based Read the full article…

Craft is not ‘other’

This concerns the recent news that the DCMS released a paper in April seeking to remove Craft from the list of recognised UK creative industries. In her piece for the Guardian, Julia Bennett at Crafts Council argues why this is shortsighted and denies the industry and its many aspects the recognition it deserves. Official statement Read the full article…

Start Me Up! School for Creative Startups Showcase event 23/24 March

This month we are really excited to be a part of the School for Creative Startup’s inaugural event The Startup Showcase, the UK’s premiere startup festival for creative entrepreneurs. MyCake’s founder Sarah Thelwall will be facing every creative person’s money nightmare, the issue of cashflow head on in her Saturday talk. Further details on the website: Read the full article…

iZettle keeps cupcakes moving with Crumbs and Doilies

No cash on you but you really need a cupcake? We think what iZettle are doing for small businesses like London based cake bakers Crumbs and Doilies is pretty darn brilliant. Instead of a costly card payment machine iZettle offers businesses a portable solution that plugs into a mobile phone or similar device, it takes Read the full article…

This lunchtime – why not book yourself onto one of next weeks free tax advice sessions

Tax returns and self assessment can be a money minefield But with help and advice you can make sure you and your business are on the right track. January is a great month to start getting your finances in order for the year ahead. Help is at hand this month from MyCake‘s Sarah Thelwall and Read the full article…