Category Archives: The Chocolate Truffle

How Much Do you Really Need to Make

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Brace yourself: The price of chocolate is going up.

Last week the Hershey company announced it would be raising prices for their products by eight percent, and Mars followed suit, announcing a seven percent hike for their chocolates. Why is this happening? This is a econ 101 lesson playing … Continue reading

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The cupcake crumbles: The demise (and resurrection) of Crumbs Bakery

In terms of its impact on its industry, it would be as if Godiva closed all of its chocolate shops: a very big shock to chocolate vendors everywhere. Continue reading

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National Small Business Week: Let’s talk about women-owned and supported businesses

It is National Small Business Week, and while we celebrate the contributions that small businesses make in every community in every corner of the nation, today I want to focus on the female business owners and our particular needs and issues. Continue reading

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Billy DeLeary has his eye on the future

Sometimes you meet someone and you know they are special.
That’s the case with 17-year-old Billy DeLeary The Chocolate Truffle’s newest sales associate. Continue reading

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Post election thoughts: How informed is the electorate?

Tuesday, April 1 was election day here in Reading, with seats open for Board of Selectmen and School Committee, as well as a special state election to fill Katherine Clark’s Senate seat. After taking a look at the official results … Continue reading

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Bring professionalism to fundraising and see stronger results

There seems to be a rash of scam activity going on lately Local papers warn us about falling prey to IRS, Verizon, NStar and Bank of America scammers, and who even answers the phone during the day anymore? If you’re like me, your mail is full of sweepstakes announcements and free cruise giveaways, and your voicemail is loaded with messages that your car insurance about to expire. Continue reading

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Shop the Block is Not Just for the Holidays

I’m not shy about telling people what will happen if they don’t spend money at their local businesses. I’m a very direct person and will tell anyone I meet that where you spend your money has a very real and … Continue reading

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Do You Have Class?

Do you have class, because we know we do! Do you have a hobby you love and suspect it could be something more? If you are seriously considering starting your own business but don’t know how to get started, join … Continue reading

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So here’s my vent for today:

I have myself scheduled to work the store in the morning and then an associate is scheduled to come in at 12:00, this will give me time to get some tasks completed: all I can’t do during the week and … Continue reading

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