Business Update | Lots going on but most importantly…Alaysha!!

By |2017-08-16T06:10:32+00:00May 21st, 2017|Business Time|0 Comments

Well, I had planned on doing this update a month or two ago but things have been so busy it fell off my radar. Not that I’m complaining – being busy is the absolute best, but it also means that some of the other stuff that goes along with owning a business takes a backseat.

As much as I would like to say that my days are filled with nothing but frosting swirls and sprinkles, there’s a bit more to it than that. On top of the usual stuff that needs to happen to keep Cocoa Dot Cakes going (bookkeeping, answering emails, grocery shopping, sourcing out special ingredients and practicing new recipes and techniques so I can keep up with the trends) there’s also daily social media posts, planning for upcoming holidays, organizing special events and keeping on top of my crazy goal list. The fun stuff. The stuff that keeps things fresh and interesting. And it’s also the stuff that is the first to be neglected when I’m busy with “the real work”.

Eventually, after trying to make it work by myself and failing miserably for an embarrassingly long period of time, I decided it was time to put on my boss babe hat and hire my first employee!!

Enter, Alaysha!

Ain’t she sweet?!?

Alaysha started with me around the end of February and I’ve been hogging her all to myself until now. You’ve probably noticed that my social media has really kicked into high-gear over the last little bit and that is 100% of the dynamo that is Alaysha. She came on as my Cupcake Community Coordinator (I think jobs are the most fun when there’s a cool title to go along with it!) and she will be working with me to get more cupcakes into the world through innovative events, creative shopping experiences, hands-on workshops and more!

But enough from me; I’ll let you hear it from Alaysha herself.

Hi, I’m Alaysha!

I joined the Cocoa Dot Cakes team as the new Cupcake Community Coordinator so I’ll be working with Megan on the workshop series, as well as planning some super fun new events!

A bit about me… I’ve always been a planner. I love lists, organizing, and the exciting atmosphere that comes with executing an event. Needless to say I’ve always been the organizer of parties and dinners for my friends and family! This sparked my interest in the events field and by the time I graduated the Events & Conventions program at Thompson Rivers University I knew it was my passion. I was presented with the opportunity at Cocoa Dot Cakes where I discovered another passion- social media! Who would have thought I could make a career out of something that I did all day for myself anyways? I have never considered myself to be an overly creative person, but have found that creating social media content allows me to be creative in my own, unique way. Not to mention, I love food. I mean, really love food, so working with an incredibly talented chef such as Megan has been a reward all on its own. I get to snack on cupcakes while posting on Facebook and Instagram… hello, dream job! I’m so excited to be a part of the Cocoa Dot Cakes journey and I can’t wait to see what the future holds… I know it will be sweet!

Well, I had planned on doing this update a month or two ago but things have been so busy it fell off my radar. Not that I’m complaining – being busy is the absolute best, but it also means that some of the other stuff that goes along with owning a business takes a backseat.

As much as I would like to say that my days are filled with nothing but frosting swirls and sprinkles, there’s a bit more to it than that. On top of the usual stuff that needs to happen to keep Cocoa Dot Cakes going (bookkeeping, answering emails, grocery shopping, sourcing out special ingredients and practicing new recipes and techniques so I can keep up on the trends) there’s also daily social media posts, planning for upcoming holidays, organizing special events and keeping on top of my crazy goal list. The fun stuff. The stuff that keeps things fresh and interesting. And its also the stuff that is the first to be neglected when I’m busy with “the real work”.

Eventually, after trying to make it work by myself and failing miserably for an embarrassingly long period of time, I decided it was time to put on my boss babe hat and hire my first employee!!

Enter, Alaysha!

Ain’t she sweet?!?

Alaysha started with me around the end of February and I’ve been hogging her all to myself until now. You’ve probably noticed that my social media has really kicked into high-gear over the last little bit and that is 100% of the dynamo that is Alaysha. She came on as my Cupcake Community Coordinator (I think jobs are the most fun when there’s a cool title to go along with it!) and she will be working with me to get more cupcakes into the world through innovative events, creative shopping experiences, hands-on workshops and more!

But enough from me; I’ll let you hear it from Alaysha herself…

Hi, I’m Alaysha!

I joined the Cocoa Dot Cakes team as the new Cupcake Community Coordinator so I’ll be working with Megan on the workshop series, as well as planning some super fun new events!

A bit about me… I’ve always been a planner. I love lists, organizing, and the exciting atmosphere that comes with executing an event. Needless to say I’ve always been the organizer of parties and dinners for my friends and family! This sparked my interest in the events field and by the time I graduated the Events & Conventions program at Thompson Rivers University I knew it was my passion. I was presented with the opportunity at Cocoa Dot Cakes where I discovered another passion- social media! Who would have thought I could make a career out of something that I did all day for myself anyways? I have never considered myself to be an overly creative person, but have found that creating social media content allows me to be creative in my own, unique way. Not to mention, I love food. I mean, really love food, so working with an incredibly talented chef such as Megan has been a reward all on its own. I get to snack on cupcakes while posting on Facebook and Instagram… hello, dream job! I’m so excited to be a part of the Cocoa Dot Cakes journey and I can’t wait to see what the future holds… I know it will be sweet!

Well, I had planned on doing this update a month or two ago but things have been so busy it fell off my radar. Not that I’m complaining – being busy is the absolute best, but it also means that some of the other stuff that goes along with owning a business takes a backseat.

As much as I would like to say that my days are filled with nothing but frosting swirls and sprinkles, there’s a bit more to it than that. On top of the usual stuff that needs to happen to keep Cocoa Dot Cakes going (bookkeeping, answering emails, grocery shopping, sourcing out special ingredients and practicing new recipes and techniques so I can keep up on the trends) there’s also daily social media posts, planning for upcoming holidays, organizing special events and keeping on top of my crazy goal list. The fun stuff. The stuff that keeps things fresh and interesting. And its also the stuff that is the first to be neglected when I’m busy with “the real work”.

Eventually, after trying to make it work by myself and failing miserably for an embarrassingly long period of time, I decided it was time to put on my boss babe hat and hire my first employee!!

Enter, Alaysha!

Ain’t she sweet?!?

Alaysha started with me around the end of February and I’ve been hogging her all to myself until now. You’ve probably noticed that my social media has really kicked into high-gear over the last little bit and that is 100% of the dynamo that is Alaysha. She came on as my Cupcake Community Coordinator (I think jobs are the most fun when there’s a cool title to go along with it!) and she will be working with me to get more cupcakes into the world through innovative events, creative shopping experiences, hands-on workshops and more!

But enough from me; I’ll let you hear it from Alaysha herself…

 

Hi, I’m Alaysha!

I joined the Cocoa Dot Cakes team as the new Cupcake Community Coordinator so I’ll be working with Megan on the workshop series, as well as planning some super fun new events!

A bit about me… I’ve always been a planner. I love lists, organizing, and the exciting atmosphere that comes with executing an event. Needless to say I’ve always been the organizer of parties and dinners for my friends and family! This sparked my interest in the events field and by the time I graduated the Events & Conventions program at Thompson Rivers University I knew it was my passion. I was presented with the opportunity at Cocoa Dot Cakes where I discovered another passion- social media! Who would have thought I could make a career out of something that I did all day for myself anyways? I have never considered myself to be an overly creative person, but have found that creating social media content allows me to be creative in my own, unique way. Not to mention, I love food. I mean, really love food, so working with an incredibly talented chef such as Megan has been a reward all on its own. I get to snack on cupcakes while posting on Facebook and Instagram… hello, dream job! I’m so excited to be a part of the Cocoa Dot Cakes journey and I can’t wait to see what the future holds… I know it will be sweet!