Over the past two weeks I've been telling you about how I first started conversations with Harrods about stocking my biscuits and the first time I submitted samples to Harrods. If you missed these post then do go back and read it first.
Scaling your food & drink business
So late Spring 2015 I’d had a knock back from Harrods for the second time. I was busy with plans to move production out of my home kitchen to commercial premises. My home kitchen hadn’t been a home kitchen for ages.
What used to be my dining table now had a dough sheeter on it and the dining room was piled high with bubble wrap, tissue paper and boxes. We hadn’t had people round for dinner for ages! As much I was loving the growth in the business I’d reached my limit with running the business from my kitchen and was desperate to get my home back!
But I was apprehensive at the same time. Finding premises, securing finance, negotiating a lease. I was massively out of my comfort zone, I had so much to learn. It was a big step and a huge financial commitment. In truth the enormity of what I was about to undertake kept me awake at night.