Hi there!

I wasn't sure exactly how to title this question, so I'm sorry if it is unclear.

Basically, I have someone who would like to purchase individual cookies from me, in order to promote their own business. They'd be handing out cookies along with their business card.

She asked about this several weeks ago, and I think it'd be really great since we'd both be sort of helping each other out. I told her my prices and she said she'd let me know. 

Well, that was back in May, and no word since.

My question is, should I give her a discount or something? Since she'd be basically promoting my business, it seems unfair to charge her full price. Has anyone else done this?

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I've been in business for exactly less than a year so let that be my caveat.

Just because the arrangement is mutually beneficial does not detract from the value of your work. I'm looking for exactly this kind of relationship too. I hit upon the idea of making house and 'for sale' sign cookies for realtors in this area who sell  high-end houses, since I know they put together a gift basket for potential clients. They'd be promoting my business, but my cookies would every bit as much be helping theirs.

So as to your question of fair or unfair: these cookies we make are like little pops of joy. People's eyes light up and they smile. I'm not sure you're not helping her business much more! Maybe you should charge double. If her promotional budget won't allow for your cookies right now, someone else's will. 

Just my two cents. Good luck, hope this helps. 

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