It’s a good option if you don’t want customers to walk through your shop, and just need a bigger, more equipped kitchen. Shop around, compare prices, talk with neighboring businesses, and research the area to make sure you find the right space.
It’s never a bad idea to look into small business incubator programs that might offer space and business training or mentorship at a reduced rate.
If you plan to invite customers into your shop, you’ll need a formal spot with a kitchen and an area for the public.
Some bakers decide to rent out commercial kitchen space only.
This guide is meant to give you all the ingredients you need to plan, start, and grow a successful bakery.
To get your piece of the pie, combine these tips with your impressive baking talents and you’ll be on your way to success.Once you know what kind of bakery you want to open, you need to create a business plan.This will force you to look at the business from every angle.She has outgrown three commercial kitchens since, in part due to her creative business modeling, which includes both a catering service and a mobile dessert food truck.Now, she’s preparing to open a storefront in West Los Angeles called B Sweet Dessert Bar.“Baking from home at sometimes can be a challenge, Mainly in the realm of time management and little fingers wanting to try all the frosting.I am also limited on certain ingredients that I am allowed to use depending on their acidity ratio and their storability because I am not a commercial kitchen,” she says.Be sure you’re not making this decision in a bubble—you will want to have your ear to the ground on national trends in the industry—remember the cupcake shop craze (and the cupcake-focused reality TV shows) a few years back?But don’t simply take your findings at face value either.Running Three Leee Cupcakery from home gives Victoria the flexibility be present to her young family and pursue a degree in business while bringing in income.With Michelle and Barbara’s help, let’s get the planning process started.