(heads up - long post part 1)
The solution to the “What’s in the Box” riddle is... drum roll .... a filling machine! (not a mixer). This is the solution to pack more muffin mixes and, about to be announced, pancake mixes.
This is my first time sharing a bit of my daily life routine of running this one-man-show muffin business. I am a very private person who doesn’t like to share much, but I’ve come to understand that people think everything goes smoothly when running a business, and that is definitely not the case. It involves long days of encountering and dealing with new challenges ALL the time. I thought some of you guys will read this and may relate to it in your own way.
It’s been almost two years now since I officially started my company and I have been doing literally everything in the process of manufacturing. I’ve been putting all the labels on the bags, making all the mixes, weighing mix for each single serving bag, filling it into the bags and sealing each one!! I have a few good friends that help me out from time to time. But it’s getting really hard to keep up with the demand. Don’t get me wrong! I love doing what I do!!! But it’s a long process and for a while now I was trying to find a solution to help me speed up the packing process and make it more efficient, so I can keep up with the uprising demand.
Now I can finally share with you the long process, which was full of trials, errors and endless efforts. After buying 3 different filling machines, I finally found the “one” machine that works for my products. The process of purchasing a new machine, the anticipation, excitement and then the disappointment of finding out that it’s not useful for my products, was emotionally exhausting. Not to mention, I still had to continue packing the old fashioned way which takes a lot of effort. [To be continued in next post]