Hey all my fruity friends! It's been a while since I got fired for eating bananas, well, like I said in that discussion, everything happens for a reason, and the universe has a plan, and losing that job would end up being a blessing in disguise. I went on to help open up a new vegetarian restaurant in town as the vegan pastry chef. I have instigated the Raw night that happens once a month there, and make most of the raw menu each month. Well, because of this, I have developed a bit of a following for my vegan desserts, and have secured an oppertunity to provide the main Natural Foods CoOp in town(with two locations) with raw desserts and energy bars as a locally sourced product. I have been teaching classes about it, too!
So all of this has spawned the next level: making it my business! At first, it will just be the raw desserts and energy bars, raw "cheese" and spreads for sale at the CoOp, street fair vending booths and general custom orders for things (I already did one 5 tiered vegan wedding cake, and have another wedding in July!) and internet sales as well. BUT eventually hopefully not too far off in the future I would love to open up a juice bar/ vegan bakery/ tea and fair trade coffee house/ varied raw selections/ house make kombucha and rejuvelac and other fermented goods. For as much as I would like to keep it all frugavorian, but business is business, right? When this turns into a juice bar, raw food paradise, I would like to be able to sell produce, too. Have some baskets up front where you can pick out a nice local melon, or some papayas, etc. Also, hold classes on raw food, proper food combining, etc... have it be a great community hub... But also have local art shows every month, sell local artists handy work on consignment, and maybe be a pick up site for CSAs... the possibilities are endless! But first....
...what the heck do I name it? I know you all must have some great ideas...
Shout out your suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it! I would love it to have deep meaning, so if you have a story or historical background for why the name is what it is, I wanna hear that, too.
Then when peeps ask why "naked" you can share your story of being down to nothing after getting fired for eating bananas. You have a really cool story and from a marketing perspective (IMHO) it needs to be a part of the feel of your business.
This would also give you many options with designing a logo, tag lines and merchandise to accompany the business. A lot of my customers make a barrel of money from their merchandise when it is playful.
If you have more ?'s I'd be happy to help, Always love helping a new entrepreneur.
Kind Regards, Noa
or some variation of buff bananas as another idea for you
I like something short and catchy. Like on the internet: Facebook. Grooveshark. Google. How about:
I think I may have found it... and no one is using it. What do you think:
as I was looking up words in their Latin origins, I came across the word Frui, which actually means "to enjoy" It came from an expression that translates as "...to enjoy the fruits of labor" Which is where the word fruit also came from, that expression. So by combining it with the word infinity, together it means to infinitely enjoy the food you love. Fruifinity. There could be many slogans associated with the meaning of the word(s) and together make a new definition.
Got any slogan ideas now? LOL. WHat do you think?