The Chocolate Life

Discover Chocolate and Live La Vida Cocoa!

Jim Sanders's Blog (4)

Brownie Shotz, adventures in starting a chocolate business, con't.

Thanks guys for reading and commenting on my posts. It means a lot to me.



I heard this morning on the news that the US lost another 80,000 jobs in March. That’s added to the 50,000 lost in February. Wow! That’s a lot of jobs. So now it’s more important than ever to start a new business. Any business is good. The food business is good but tricky. But if you hit a winning formula, you have a block buster. It seems you might have a bit… Continue

Added by Jim Sanders on April 4, 2008 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

The adventures of starting Brownie Shotz continues

One thing I’ve learned about a start up business is that there is a disconnect between production and sales. You either have too much product and can’t sell it or you have too many sales and can’t fill them. It can be very nerve racking but I think it’s fairly par for the course. Especially when you’re manufacturing a brand new product like I am with Brownie Shotz. If you’re buying your product, the same thing holds true. How much do you buy so that… Continue

Added by Jim Sanders on March 26, 2008 at 11:21pm — 1 Comment

Brownie Shotz, adventures in starting a chocolate business, con't.

Terrific! Someone out there has encouraged me to continue my story (thanks Carol) so that’s enough for me.



Well, after the first blush of starting a new business wore off a bit, it came time to figure out how to really make Brownie Shotz a going concern. For the first few months, I kept baking brownies in my kitchen, refining my product as I went along. I made a few sales but it was very evident from the start I’d need help, especially in the… Continue

Added by Jim Sanders on March 23, 2008 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

Brownie Shotz, adventures in starting a chocolate business

Yesterday was the first anniversary of Brownie Shotz and I wanted to mark the occasion somehow. I thought I would relate my adventures thus far. (I wanted to do this yesterday but I got too busy). So anyhow, one year ago (the first day of spring) I had dinner with a friend and one of her clients. The client (whom I hadn't met before) had started a potato chip business several months earlier. As he related the story of how he started, I became more and… Continue

Added by Jim Sanders on March 21, 2008 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

Member Marketplace

Promote TheChocolateLife

Bookmark and Share

Follow Clay on:
Twitter :: @DiscoverChoc
F'Book :: TheChocolateLife
F'Book Group :: LaVidaCocoa
Paper.li :: @DiscoverChoc

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Clay Gordon.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service