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Test Kitchen with Magic Pantry

Test Kitchen with Magic Pantry

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns
Every time I go into the kitchen to invent something new, or to tweak an already favourite recipe, I wonder, “will people like this?” This is an important question considering that I run a retail food and catering business.To get the answer to this question is very simple…TEST KITCHEN!
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Small Business Pivot

Small Business Pivot

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns

This week has been about the Small Business Pivot. It’s a thing. Trrrrrust me.

We are constantly looking at how we do things and evaluating what is and isn’t working. This week alone we’ve:

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A New Chapter

A New Chapter

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns
Today’s email starts with a bit more of a somber tone, but I think it’s important to share the struggles as you get to know the person behind the shop.
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Building Community

Building Community

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns
Last Saturday, Mat and I took the time to go and check out some local shops and were excited to be welcomed by Vic at the Hidden Gem in Kensington!  Like us, Vic believes in supporting local and showcases 60 different local vendors and artisans in his shop.
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She ain't the girl for you 🎶

She ain't the girl for you 🎶

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns
My struggle staying with a fitness plan got me thinking about the difficulty of committing to shopping local. Who wants to go to the store when you can tell Alexa to have it at your door by noon? Especially in this cold!
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The notification I never want to see

The notification I never want to see

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns
My head started to spin, trying to figure out what we possibly could have done to one of our valued customers to rank a 1 star rating. 
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Not-so-disposable chopsticks 🥢

Not-so-disposable chopsticks 🥢

8 days ago
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Written by Shawn Kearns
Staring up at piles of bagged chopsticks I could’t help but be in awe and terrified all at the same time.
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Why do people do this?

Why do people do this?

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Written by Shawn Kearns
My body was fighting against me but my mind was determined to find some kind of peace in this position. “All is well,” I tell myself. “ALL. IS. WELL.”  Nicole, if you’re reading this, thank you! This is my new mantra.
Back to the garage floor…. 
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Why I Hate Marketing Emails

Why I Hate Marketing Emails

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Written by Shawn Kearns
I hate sending marketing emails almost as much as you hate receiving them! Probably more, in fact. At least you can just delete them and move on to your regularly scheduled Netflix and Chill.
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