I am certain that I'm not the only business owner who's emotions have gone from zero to 100 mph in 0.2 seconds with uncertainty, then to excitement of doing business in a whole new fresh way, then back to uncertainty then to confusion and then an abrupt halt when $h*t gets real! 🤔😢😜🙌😢🤷♀️
This has been my experience since March 14th when I had 15 event orders cancel in 1 weeks time.🤦♀️ Most of my close friends know that I've been considering not renewing my lease the end of May because things were not where I wanted them to be and I felt I had taken this business as far as my skills could. But along the way, my heart couldn't come to terms with giving up, so I hired a business coach back in January. Through the pandemic, I had decided that if the business can sustain this struggle then we would come out stronger on the other side, right? 🙌👏 So, i used the downtime to begin re-branding and updating my business plan because this was thought to be temporary closure. I mean why not use this downtime that I would have never other wise get, right!?🤷♀️
So, now we're in month of April, working online orders only. Definitely not enough to sustain the business. Thinking about the long term repercussions this pandemic is ALREADY having on businesses in general.🤦♀️ Accepting things for what they are. Praying for direction. RENEW MY LEASE or NOT. 👏Now in the month of May pressure is on. Praying for a HARD decision that would give me certainty in my direction is ALL I asked for. I could either make a clean break by scaling back my business or RISK losing my entire business if I'm not able to pivot in a BIG way to save my business.😯 In reality, I knew I would make it to August but beyond that lied lots of uncertainty.
Later I spoke to my business neighbor, Fur Baby Pet Grooming, she was interested in acquiring the space and right then I knew, this is my HARD answer.👀 Do not block someone else's blessing. Her business has prospered during this Pandemic and doing what's best for me is giving her an opportunity to grow her own business.😊 I can't tell you the weight lifted off my shoulders after the conversation with Sheriese. I was overly excited for her and I've never felt better about the decision to scale back my business and reevaluate the direction and potential new location for us.
So my husband and I decided to not renew this location for the time being. Instead we will be closing Love Sweet Things Bakery physical location and keeping our online store until we can find the right location that suits our needs. I served so many of you all when I first started this business as a home based business and lots of you continued supporting us after opening our bricks and mortar business and I hope that you all continue trusting us to serve you as we shift directions once again.
I look forward to continuing serving you in a whole new way!
Peace & Kindness,
Love Sweet Things Bakery Team
"Accept What Is, Let Go of What Was, And Have Faith In What Will Be."
As we all are trying to figure out how to begin picking up the pieces and create new "norms" we're reopening to online orders only.
All online orders can be scheduled for pick up Thursday-Saturday, between 9am - 3:00pm. All cupcake boxes and cakes we are offering are available online.
PLEASE NOTE that we are very short staff and so there's no one available to manage inquiries through emails or voicemails or DMs. So, please take a look at the options we have available online. Use promo code: SAVEONLINE to save 10% off your first online order!
Thank you for your patience as we all work through this together!
How else do i say this other than just say it how it is. My husband and I feel it is in our best interest and those we serve that we temporarily close our bakery until our nation is healthy enough to pickup ourselves up and begin recovering from this horrific loss of family, friends and dignity due to COVID-19.
Right now, we want to focus on being with our family in good health and in prayer for our FAMILIES, FRIENDS and OUR WORLD that we grow closer together in kindness, love and spirit and when we see our brother or sister down, we lift them up and help carry them to place of peace.
Right now, it may be difficult for us to understand, but the sooner we can accept the things WE CANNOT CHANGE, the sooner we can move forward in WAYS WE CAN CHANGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Things you can do to make a difference:
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with US ALL.
In kindness and love,
During this pandemic craziness, we're asking that you continue to support us by placing your order online.
We're committed to serving our family and customers by filling orders and scheduled pickups accordingly. When you submit your online order, show up at your scheduled pickup time, call us and we will run your order out to you. EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY! :)
Thank you for your continued support!
Love Sweet Things Bakery is honored to be invited to the Young Adult Keller Book Festival for the 3rd year in a row! YAK is a full day book festival event for Keller ISD students at Central High School. There will be free poetry readings, workshops, hanging out with the authors and food trucks for lunch. Along with many food trucks and vendors, Love Sweet Things Bakery will also be there with our delicious cupcakes, cake balls and cookies:P
Special Thanks to Mrs. Riggs at Trinity Meadows Intermediate for the invite. We're looking forward to being a part of YAK 2017, January 28th at Central High School Atrium!