Friday, June 1, 2012
A cookie shop
I recently read about a newly-opened cookie shop in NYC, called Schmackary's. I was super interested in the owner's story because his path is one that I hope to follow to some extent. I'm not sure on the specifics, but it goes something like this: He baked cookies and passed them out to friends. Then, he started selling locally and online. Finally, he opened up a storefront. While the shop has a variety of non-cookie items for sale, the focus is on the cookies.
Can you imagine? A store dedicated to just cookies? Mind blowing (to me, at least).
I never even thought that was possible. I just assumed that if one was going to own a bakery or sweets shop, it would have to be filled with all sorts of things like cakes, pies, pastries, etc. In other words, lots of things other than cookies. Obviously, that's not the case.
Now, having said that, I'm just gonna put it out there: I want to have a business where I can sell my cookies and ice cream. I'm not sure of what form it will take, maybe it will be an online business, or a catering company, or even a store front. Who knows? But what I do know is that I'm gonna do this.