Former Teacher Started Cookie Business with Just P5K Capital

Kath Vicente is a teacher who is supposed to get married in December this year. However, pandemic came and she lost her job at a Quezon City private school.

With a lot of free time on her hands, she has more time to plan her wedding and turn her baking fantasies into reality.

She used to bake since college. During her spare time, she bakes pastries, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies. Kath would usually post her baked goodies on Instagram.

One day, a friend of hers sent her a message to tell her that she is craving for cookies. Kath decided to send her a half-a-dozen of cookies.

Cookie N' Amo

Image: Facebook/Cookie N’ Amo

“Her affirmation also sparked my strong desire to start my own cookie business,” Kath said.

Starting with only P5,000 as capital, Kath launched her business which she and her fiancé named Cookie N’ Amo. Using a part of their wedding funds, she sourced her materials online—from baking tools to packaging.

With the help of her family and friends, she was able to operate her cookie business. Jovie, her fiancé, manages the financial aspect while her friends take care of digital marketing.

“They help out in planning my marketing messages and ideas—captions, creating layouts, and spreading the word about my brand,” Kath shares.

Cookie N' AmoImage: Facebook/Cookie N’ Amo

Dealing with business hiccups

Kath’s cookie business is doing alright but just like any other business, there are challenges along the way.

“We encountered a slight mishap once with the expenses, but we were able to correct it along the way. There was also feedback about the consistency of our cookies. We worked on it right away. Importante sa amin yung voice ng customers naming so that we can make our product better for our craving customers,” Kath explains.

They were also able to develop a system where they prepare the cookie dough in advance and then bake them to make it just in time for the delivery.

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