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A Love Letter to Sweet Flour
Penned by Kim Gans I started Sweet Flour with a hope and a dream to bring my deepest passion – how sweet treats create natural moments of connection – into my daily life. I often reflect on how this dream...
Watch as We Teach the Global Morning Show How to DIY Your Valentine's Day
With more than 15 years of selling sweet Valentine's Day treats, we kinda feel like the experts on all things Valentine 😊 so when the producers at Global reached out to ask us to share our tips for celebrating Valentine's...
Three Tips for Small Businesses During the Holiday
Whichever business you’re in, the holidays are busy. At Sweet Flour, we have perfected our pre-holiday checklist to ensure what needs to get done gets done, and ultimately makes our lives easier. We wanted to share three tips that have...
Why We Started Selling Corporate Gifts: Sweet Flour Bake Shop’s Journey
In today's fast-paced world, building and maintaining strong relationships with clients is crucial. Beyond offering quality products, organizations are constantly seeking unique ways to express their appreciation and gratitude towards their clients. This is where Sweet Flour Bakery comes into...
The Great Cupcake Debate: Mini Cupcakes, Full-Sized Delights, and Birthday Joy
All the Ways to Cupcake Cupcakes - they’re whimsical, they’re delectable and when they show up, you know some serious celebratory fun is about to be had! That’s why we make sure to have it all when it comes to...
The Summer Entrepreneur: Finding Balance When Your Kids are Home and it’s Beautiful Out
The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the kids are… home. It's summertime, and for small business owners, that can often mean a delicate balancing act. We caught up with our CEO, Kim Gans, to learn some of...
The Perfect Sweet Surprise: Birthday Sugar Cookie Delivery
Birthday Surprises in all Shapes & Sizes! We’re pretty big on birthdays around here. We’re also pretty opinionated when it comes to the best sweets for a birthday (have you ever been in a room full of bakers arguing about...
Employee Spotlight: Meet Social Media Assistant Ellyn Foster
Add running social media channels for a local Toronto, female-run bakery to the dream job list. We sat down with our Customer Service and Social Media Administrative Assistant, Ellyn Foster, to learn about how she got started in social media...
From Customer Feedback to New Packaging: Design Tips for Small Businesses
It’s easy to underestimate the power of packaging, but when a wholesale customer brings forward a suggestion, you listen. We had an opportunity to retool the packaging for one of our signature staples - our Sweet Stacks cookies - after...
Employee Spotlight: Meet Von Holness, Assistant Production Manager
What do you get when you mix a passionate family of Sunday bakers with a determined and passionate Jamaican? Meet Von Holness, our Assistant Production Manager and king of dad jokes at Sweet Flour Von's passion for baking started at...
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MAKING A FATHER'S DAY COOKIE CAKE WITH YOUR KIDS
Father's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious and festive dessert that the whole family can enjoy? Enter the Father's Day cookie cake! This sweet treat combines all the deliciousness of...
The Three Best Business Decisions I’ve Made in 14 Years of Entrepreneurship
To celebrate International Women’s Month and our upcoming 14th anniversary, we’ve asked our CEO, Kim Gans, to pen some business tips and advice for eager female entrepreneurs looking to begin their entrepreneurship journey.  As we lead up to celebrating our...
Employee Spotlight: Meet our Catering Assistant, Alyssa Ramnath
The Hallmark Holiday movies may be over, but being a Catering Assistant for a female-owned cookie company feels like it's straight from a movie. We caught up with our very own Alyssa Ramnath to learn what it means to be...
How to Navigate Holiday Logistics and Shipping as a Small Business
There’s no denying the increased pressure on shipping logistics for small businesses – and the holiday season amplifies it. While the bigger players can afford to test, learn, reevaluate – all while keeping their inventory flowing – small businesses need...
How to Get Funding as a Small Business and Female Entrepreneur
You’re a small business and wanting to scale up – but don’t have the cash flow to do so. You need funding and you need a plan. So now what?  So often entrepreneurs have incredible ideas yet lack the cash...
Celebrating Entrepreneurs with #SweetHeroes
What are Sweet Heroes? At the beginning of the pandemic, we were motivated and inspired by the people in our lives and communities that were driving positive change and lending a helping hand. We wanted to do something to celebrate...
Employee Spotlight: Meet Jennifer Binns, Pastry Chef and Operations Manager
Imagine your day was filled with baking decadent cookies and crafting new desserts instead of Zoom calls? Working at a bakery is a career that many only dream about as kids. For our Pastry Chef Jenn, it’s her reality.   So...
Achieving Work Life Balance: From a Cookie Entrepreneur
Is work life balance possible as an entrepreneur? How do you strike that elusive balance of advancing your business while maintaining a healthy personal life? We caught up with our founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kim Gans, to get tips...
Managing Employee Engagement During the Great Resignation: How We’re Navigating an Unprecedented Challenge
There's no denying there's been a monumental shift in the workforce throughout the last two years. "The Great Resignation" can be felt across many industries, and the baking industry is no exception. Employee engagement and loyalty go hand-in-hand, oftentimes with...
Perfect Father's Day Gifts in Toronto
Father’s Day is coming up on June 19th and now that we’re all finally hanging in person, finding the perfect gift for dad has a little more added pressure when you can no longer hide behind your Zoom screen and...
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Shop Toronto, Shop Local
We hear you – there are seemingly endless options when it comes to shopping for Mother’s Day Gifts in Toronto and finding the perfect gift for mom can feel like all work and no play.  The easiest way to put...