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Starting a Bakery

starting a bakery

Starting a bakery isn’t just about baking some tasty treats or something you can do overnight. In addition to being a competent baker you’ll also need training, investment, equipment, and a marketing plan. Many people have a idyllic vision of owning a bakery since they love to bake. The reality isn’t all roses and puppy dogs. The best advice for ... Read More »

How Much To Start a Bakery?

Starting a bakery is expensive. You have the cost of renovations, equipment, inventory, furniture, fixture and more. The cost is going to vary from project to project and person to person as they have different abilities and finish desired. As I am asked this question quite often, so here are some averages to give you a bit of perspective on ... Read More »

Bakery Kitchen Options

Starting a bakery is an expensive endeavor, without any guarantee of success.  If you are able, try to find unused or underutilized kitchens while you are starting to make a name for your bakery.  There are several bakery kitchen options that are available to try. The rules and regulations will vary depending on the state you are in but in ... Read More »

Why Start a Bakery?

According to a recent article, Forbes commented that a bakery is one of the 10 least profitable businesses to start. What a way to start an article on starting a bakery! Many people think that since people like to eat their cakes, pies, you name it then they should start a business. While there have been successes from people who ... Read More »

Find Break Even For a Bakery

One exercise I hope you will follow up on is figuring how many products you will need to sell and break even for a bakery. Instead of throwing caution to the wind and just starting, you can estimate how much you need to sell every day in order to break even. This exercise is easy to figure and will help ... Read More »

Marketing a Bakery Business

marketing a bakery business

Effectively marketing a bakery business is more than putting some ads in the newspaper or hand out fliers. To market well you need to develop a plan on targeting your market in the most effective and least cost possible. Your marketing plan should include a calendar looking a year out to preplan for holidays and special events. This way you ... Read More »

Start a Bakery Business

start a bakery

Need help figuring the steps to start a bakery business? Here is a list to help you get going. Business Plan A business plan is basically a document to identify an opportunity, research why this opportunity is profitable and the steps needed to capitalize on the opportunity. The business plan should be the first thing you do for starting your ... Read More »

Bakery Kitchen Options

bakery kitchen options

Starting a bakery is an expensive endeavor, without any guarantee of success.  If you are able, try to find unused or underutilized kitchens while you are starting to make a name for your bakery.  There are several bakery kitchen options that are available to try. The rules and regulations will vary depending on the state you are in but in ... Read More »