The first decision is to think about what kind of shop you like to start. You have to overview or check your talents, goals, and budget. You have to listen to trends in the food industry. These are the options that you can choose from:
- Online- this is the option where a storefront is not needed. Just set up a website with pictures of your baked goods and an order form.
- Counter service- with a commercial space. Customers can walk in to get baked goods.
- Specialty service- specialize in a certain baked good. You can either run the business at home or rent a space.
Create a Business Plan
Once you determine what type of bakery you want, it is important to sit down and set out your goals. Creating a business plan will help you out. Here are the things you need to know to set a business plan:
- Executive summary
- Overview and description of your company
- Analysis of your market
- Business Offerings
- Ownership structure and management plan
- Advertising strategy
- Financial projections
Cater Your Goods to Your Customers’ Needs
To startup, you don’t need to follow what is on-trend in the food industry. Yet, you can use that as a baseline. You have to be original. You have to be the first, the best, and the only one baking the kind of treats you make. For example, you can cater to customers who are vegan or who are allergic to gluten.
Marketing your product
Set aside time and money to market your business. You might be fabulous at baking, but you also need to be fabulous at marketing. These are marketing ideas that you can use that are low cost:
- Write a blog
- Use social media
- Join a group or a networking
Bakeries are a popular food service type establishment. It allows you to express your culinary creativity. Opening this business may present many challenges. Yet you may easily push through if you are determined. With the business plan, space, equipment, and staff, then you are good to go
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