4 Time Saving Tips for Social Media

Building a community on social media isn’t difficult, but it can be time consuming because it requires consistency and engagement.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to managing your social media, but if you use the following tips you’ll be able to manage your time and not feel like you’re spending your entire day dealing with social media.

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4 Tips to Help with Working from Home

The Global pandemic shifted everything about how we live our everyday life. All of a sudden working and schooling from home became the norm, and we all had to learn how to make adjustments. Whether you're new to working from home or haven't quite found a rhythm yet, we could all use some WFH tips to help make the mental side of our work life a little more manageable. So, here are a few work from home tips that I had to learn the hard way!

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Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes

In honor of National Margarita Day (Feb 22), below you'll find our favorite Strawberry Margarita Cupcake recipe. In true Box Mix Mistress fashion, this recipe is hacks a box mix and elevates to a fancy dessert fit for any girls night out or Zoom soiree. If you try it, make sure to let us know what you think.

Oh...and if you're looking for more doctored box recipes to save you time in the kitchen, consider becoming a Sugar Coin Academy member where you'll gain access to recipes as well as business trainings to help build your backing and sweets business.

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No website? No problem. How to start a business using ONLY Instagram

There’s no doubt that if you’re starting any type of business, you’re going to need a website to look professional and to grow your brand. However, if you’re not ready to invest your money or time into building a website just yet, keep reading to discover five tips that you can use to build your business online using only Instagram.

Let me start by saying, I am definitely not advocating for you to ditch a website all together and simply have a business that exclusively lives on social media.

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Easy Tips to Keep Your Business on Track & Moving Forward in 2021

It’s so easy to get hyped up at the start of a new year or a new month. However, as creatures of habit, we can just as easily fall back into old ways and find ourselves not doing the things we set out to do.

If you need help staying committed and consistent when it comes to business goals, check out these four tips to help you stay on track and moving forward in your business beyond these first few weeks of the new year. Let this be the year that you actually launch the website, start the blog, or go legal. Don't let the progress stop once the newness wears off.

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5 Tips for Selling Holiday Cocoa Bombs

If you’re on social media for longer than 5 minutes, I’m sure you’re already familiar with the Hot Cocoa Bomb craze. These are coffee mug sized balls of chocolate filled with hot cocoa powder and other mix-ins that basically are an interactive way for your customers to make a single serving of hot chocolate.

As popular as Hot Cocoa Bombs are right now, you may have some questions about how you can make money in your business or cake side hustle when it comes to these little balls of chocolatey goodness. So to help you out, I’m sharing five business tips to help you with marketing and selling your hot cocoa bombs online.

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Top 5 Blogging Ideas for the Holidays

During the holidays, folks are hungry for activities and other hidden gems to share with their family and loved ones. If you’re looking for content to share on your social media or blog, this is the perfect time to position yourself as a resource to your customers by sharing holiday ideas and inspiration.

Here are five great social media or blog ideas to share during the upcoming holidays.

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Top 5 Marketing Tools for Bakeries

In this sweet and cake business, it's super important to create a strong brand and marketing strategy. You probably have an awesome menu full of delicious cakes and treats, but what is going to help you display and advertise those products to your future customers?

If you're looking for tools to help you develop a strong brand image, check out this list of resources that will help you design marketing materials, creating promotional videos and everything in between so that you can truly be a sweet success in business!

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Less Work, More Coins: The Art of Upselling

We've been talking a lot lately about how to stand out in your sweet business. We've thrown out ideas about hand-written thank you cards for customers and follow-up emails after delivery, and these have all been excellent ideas.

However, it just occurred to me today, that we should also talk about how to use product offerings as a way to stand out.

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Business help for bakers and sweet treat makers. This is an image of a bakery display case.

Cottage Food Laws: Questions to ask when going "legal" in your state

It has been said that all Sweet Makers start out "illegal" and then go "legal" once they are sure that this sweet making thing is going to be a legit business.

 That statement basically means that rarely does a Sweet Maker start selling treats with all of there ducks in a row, and by ducks I mean paperwork!

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