January…. love it or hate it??

Well it’s nearly already the end of the month… how did that happen? Though we’ve been talking about it this week, some have said it feels like it’s months since Christmas, I think it’s flown… it’s always a month when I think we are going to be quiet and that I’ll get loads done… but crikey its been fabulously busy and I’ve not even finished writing my list never mind complete stuff.

Many a conversation has also been had about shopping locally and what we can do to boost the high street. It’s hard being a small family run business, it’s also a lot of fun and rewarding when customers keep coming back and we are getting more recommendations than ever before about our gluten and dairy free homemade food and cakes, and not just from locals. We are all passionate about our fellow businesses and working together has to be the answer…

It still surprises me after over 6 years that sometimes people from outside Penistone know more about our offering and speciality’s than people that walk or drive past everyday…

For most of my career pre Cafe Creme I was a sales and marketing manager, but the hardest thing to do in my own business is exactly that… why?? Well it most certainly is down to time and of course money… so what can we do to promote us, the high street businesses and generally without thousands of pounds and extra hours in the day? Every January I say I’m going to write a regular blog post… I start off well and then time disappears and before I know it it’s 6 months ago… and what really have I got to say that people want to read about?? I’ve realised I do do a daily blog, every day face to face in the shop, never a day goes by I don’t talk about allergies, dietary issues and many other topics… we have evolved and will keep evolving as we go on, just still not sure what needs to go on the list…

Another pad… another page…

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