Walked into an Italian cafe one morning, had heard that they were making some world class stuff so I just wanted to take a taste. Took a taste, actually took a few, went home and thought that was pretty damn good.
Next morning I went back in, asked if they would wholesale to me on a small volume. No problems at all, the owner made me sample everything in the shop lol, then take two of everything home with me when I left.
Worst job I ever had : )
I spend a few days learning about the products, took my camera over and took some shots of the various treats and started listing them. Sales virtually started coming in overnight.
In those four short months I built up quite a good regular customer base, and what surprised me was that about 50% were locals from the Brisbane area. It was just cheaper and far more convenient to have me ship the product than it was for them to drive across town to pick them up themselves.
Only issue I had with doing it, was that most of my profits were getting rolled back over into treats every day I went to collect the days orders. I may well have ended up spending more with him on my own stomach than I ever made from him lol