Business Center

Calico Cottage partners with our customers to bring FUDGE into the hearts, minds and stomachs of people everywhere.  In order to meet that goal, we have curated business articles, tips and resources to help your small business earn the most profit per square foot.

Resources & Articles

No website, no problem! 3 ideas to bring in foot traffic.

No website, no problem! 3 ideas to bring in foot traffic.

When searching the Internet using general phrases such as: “What is the best gift store near me?” or “candy store near me,” have you ever wondered why certain businesses appear in the search results? And, how can you make sure that your retail location appears in response to the searcher’s question? The answer is Local SEO.

  • Fire prevention advice for business owners

    Smokey the Bear used to say, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” With the same commitment, you can prevent a fire in the workplace with a bit of planning and some fundamental preventative measures. Planning ahead and pinpointing potentially hazardous conditions are key aspects of fire safety.

  • The art of hiring seasonal employees

    Today's job market favors employers, so it is easier than in years past to find seasonal employees. In February 2011, the national unemployment rate in the U.S. was 8.9%.

Useful Links

  • Everyone profits when you motivate your staff!

    Everyone profits when you motivate your staff!

    Are you interested in outperforming last year’s fudge sales? You can do it and have fun at the same time by motivating your staff with daily sales goals.

  • Packaging 101

    Packaging 101

    The finishing touch to your fudge is the packaging. It provides not only an attractive presentation, but also a way to further your brand. Could there be an easier way to make Calico’s fudge your own?

  • The upsell: A surefire way to sell more fudge

    The upsell: A surefire way to sell more fudge

    The “upsell”: it’s just about guaranteed to boost sales.