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Photographing Your Products

How many times have you come across a picture of something looking so delicious, it made your mouth water? Maybe you were scrolling online, or saw an image on TV or a billboard. Remember how...

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Email Templates for Baker Self-Promotion

Introduction To: Personal network in the same geographical area as baker From: Baker Subject: Introducing My Bakery Shop on Cottage Nosh! 🧁 Dear friends and family, As you may know, I have a passion for...

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Baker Spread the Word Checklist

Congrats, baker! You are getting going! Your shop is ready, and it’s time to spread the word. Here are our suggestions for reaching potential customers in your own network, in the order we think would...

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Marketing Your Cottage Food Business on Instagram

Make your account an Instagram business account Making your Instagram into a business account is easy, and anyone can do it. Head to your profile and click the three lines in the top right corner....

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Marketing Your Cottage Food Business on Facebook

Make your account a Facebook business account Making your Facebook into a business account is easy, and anyone can do it. First, head to “Edit Page” on the top right of your page. In the...

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Building a Social Media Following for Your Cottage Food Business

Connect with your offline contacts The offline network of people you already have are the first followers you’ll probably get. By telling your offline contacts to follow your social media accounts, it creates a foundation...

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Driving Customers to Your Nosh Days Using Social Media

Focus on the limited nature Nosh Days are pop-ups for a single day, and that’s the beauty of them! The best angle to promote your Nosh Day from is to lean into its limited nature....

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How to: spreading the word, by word of mouth

When starting a new business, it’s natural to have any number of feelings around it: anxiety, excitement, uncertainty. I have one tip about spreading the word about your new cottage nosh business: be organic. Pun...

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Do Cottage Food Operators Need Insurance?

A lot of home bakers ask us whether they need to have insurance to operate their cottage food business. The simplest answer is that insurance is not required but it’s a good idea. At the...

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Insurance 101 for Cottage Food Businesses

Before you look into purchasing a policy, you may want to ask yourself -- where do you want your business to go? Is your budding business something that you are looking to keep within your...

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