Updated: Jan 3, 2020
So on the Eve of not only a new year but a whole new decade what are the main things that you look back on from 2019 that you would consider being your biggest achievements?
I set out at the end of 2018 beginning of 2019 determined to achieve some personal and business goals that I set for myself .... my problem was that I failed to write them down!!
This year one of my goals is to actually write down my goals 🙈 🤣.
Looking back on my 2019 journey and achievements ....
Putting on my 'big girl pants' I knew that I wanted to grow and take my business forward in 2020 and to do this meant that I needed to 'get out there' and potentially do things that I was certainly NOT comfortable with! So I put on my biggest 'big girls pants' and joined a local ladies in business networking group ... something that I didn't think I had the confidence for but went and did it anyway... even though it was completely out of my comfort zone!
I met some lovely ladies at the first meeting and was surprised but also thrilled (and scared out of my wits) to be invited to take part in some 1:1 coaching sessions where I began to realise that I had the ability to overcome some of my fears and start to move forward. I was encouraged by this and also delighted to find that I was beginning to get an insight into where I wanted to take my business in the future and also learned skills and techniques that I could use to take me forward in life as well as business!
10th Anniversary Celebrations I knew my business needed a massive overhaul and a kick up the backside after being ever so slightly neglected for the past few years ....
So to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of starting my cake journey I decided on a complete re-brand which included designing and building a whole new website which I personally completed! Okay so by no means is this project finished as I still have lots of tweaks to make and content to add .... and of course keeping up with SEO is no easy task 😉 BUT I completed in time for the relaunch of Dream Cake Designs on the 1st May!
Expanding my business potential
2019 also saw me supporting the launch of a fabulous new business @CandyCasions. We collaborated on lots of fun launch projects which culminated in one lucky lady winning a Luxury Unicorn Candy Cart and Cake Package for her baby girl's Christening. We have also worked together to offer exclusive cake and candy cart packages for Baby Showers, Cake Smash and Baby's 1st Birthday events as well as Wedding Packages!
As part of my business growth plan and and personal challenge (building confidence) I also decided to bite the bullet and book some wedding fayres! Oh and believe me this totally needed a whole new bigger pair of Big Girl Pants as it had been nearly 7 years since I had ventured out on that journey.
I decided on a whole new approach to displaying and commissioned a fabulous copper pipe framework which was created by the very talented Mr S. Complete with voile curtain and sparkly lights this fabulous backdrop beautifully highlights the wedding cake display!
As a result of attending the wedding fayres I built up some really good relationships with other suppliers at the fayres and am delighted to be recommended as a wedding cake supplier for one of the venues and thrilled to have been invited back to show at their own open days in 2019 AND 2020!!