Ever had a random thought pop into your head that just seems to stick for no sensible reason?
I was watching a TV show about a bakery that had a Business Guru at their disposal, ready to turn round its dwindling profits but, the owner refused all advice. As the programme finished, it suddenly hit me what a great idea it would be to run my own cupcake business. Completely random – I don’t bake and I’ve never run a business BUT I love eating cake and have always been a creative type of bod: is this enough?!?
I couldn’t shake the idea so started looking at decorating courses and other cupcake specialists to see what is already out there. Inside, a voice whispered that I’m thinking of the impossible: you need a credible Dragon’s Den appearance for the start-up money needed, as well as weighing up all the many risks attached. But then, I came across a lady who started her own business from home with only £1,000 – I’d never even thought of doing it that way and so it seemed a fraction more possible.
I found some courses that offer basic baking skills and decorating, as well as tips for starting your own business. I started watching YouTube clips of amateurs and professionals doing their cupcake thang. I told Other Half and he has only laughed at me a couple of times (because this has sprung from nowhere and believe me, I know how crazy it sounds!) yet, he has already started looking at other peoples websites, sending me links to ones that are different or cool in some way and, bought me a cupcake making book.
Is this going anywhere? Who knows?
Should you ever follow such a crazy whim? Maybe!
Should you tell people about an idea that may fizzle out at any second? Probably not, yet for some reason, I seem to be telling the world…