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How two mums started a baking business with $1000, a home printer, and glue sticks

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Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how a home business became successful enough to be carried by major stores. Hosted by Frances Cook.

If you’re trying to do well with money, of course it helps to have more coming in the door.

One of the ways people choose to pursue that, is by starting their own business.

It can be a game changer if you do well, because the rewards are all yours – no middle manager taking a slice.

But it’s also far from easy.

Today’s guest knows all about how to get creative in order to find success.

They're not home owners, so they weren’t able to take the standard route of trying to extend the mortgage in order to get business funding.

Instead, $1000 of savings, some glue sticks and a home printer had to do the job.

They’re also in the food business, so they had to get licences, and rent commercial kitchens.

And yet they’re building success, getting into major supermarket chains, and being approached by overseas outlets.

Even better, the new business gives them a level of flexibility that allows them to combine work and family life in a way that works for them.

For the latest podcast I talked to Secret Kiwi Kitchen co-founder Lulu Taylor.

If you have a question about this podcast, or a question you'd like answered in the next one, come and talk to me about it.

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