As some of you know, I have begun a small (very small) business called "Loaves of Joy". It is going pretty well. My goal is to never go a week without making a sale. However, I have a difficult time "marketing" myself. I never want to make people feel like they need to support me, but I enjoy baking and its a way of bringing in some extra money without "going" to work.
So if you have any ideas on how to get the bread 'out there', please let me know. Some things that have been suggested are:
- local craft shows or booths
- local restraunts
I think the hospital thing could be a ministry idea. Maybe selling it a nurses lounge area, then building relationships with women at the hospital and being aware of people in need. So that i would have a way of knowing who I should GIVE some of the bread to.
I must ask myself if i could take on some of the things listed above with a new baby arriving and the answer is no. I need to be able to bake at home and deliver when the customer needs it. A Pre-order plan is best for me, especially right now. So any suggestions on where to take a sample loaf and pre-order form would be VERY helpful!
Loaves ready to sell.
Fresh out of the oven.