Sugar and Spice Bakery: The Catering Opportunity
In 2016, the owner of a small community bakery in Strathroy, Ontario, was planning the future of her business, since the lease on the store would expire soon. She was considering the financial feasibility of closing the bakery and focusing on only catering events. The bakery had not earned a profit as of late, and some local eateries were significant competitors. Running a bakery full time with two young children had been overwhelming at times, and she needed to consider a change to better manage her home and work life. She intended to continue withdrawing her annual salary of at least $40,000 under this catering-only option. She was concerned for the welfare of her four employees but also wanted to begin saving for her children's education. This owner had to decide which option would be most appropriate for her needs.