If you don't ask, you don't get
Lisa Wilkins runs a small cake business from home, when she is not organising fundraising events at Grange Park Primary School. A few weeks ago she was in Marylebone Lane and walking past the famous ribbon and trimmings shop VV Rouleaux, she noticed that their dummy cake in the window was looking very tired (stale?). She went in and offered to create another one for them and her Christmas cake is now on display in their window, decorated with VV Rouleaux trimmings.
Not only that, but the manager is so pleased that he is ordering another one for their Sloane Square shop; has allowed Lisa to leave her business cards on the counter and and has invited Lisa to provide seasonal cake displays, including Easter and a tiered Wedding Cake for the Summer wedding season, as well as the opportunity to set up cake tastings.
This is a big opportunity for Lisa to move her business on and it just goes to show that a home based business can do business with big retailers and that a little creativity can go a long way. If you don’t ask you don’t get, may be a well worn adage, but give it a go, be brave they can only say no!
If you don’t ask you don’t get, may be a well worn adage, but give it a go, be brave they can only say no!