bakery business is one of your greatest idea's.
Did you realize that owning a
small business is a real trend in America today?
Though your specific business may
be different than all the competition, one thing is consistent across
all small businesses, the tax deductions for which you are eligible.
Every business is going to be
different. As a result there is no one answer to your costs.
the question is How to start a cake shop, i take it that is going to be
a bricks & mortar business. In other words you will aquire some
kind of premises to lease or own.
situation your costs will be very much different from a home business.
It also means that you will be perceived as a real business, (not that
a home business is not a real business, it's just people's
Once you have a business
plan you can follow that path from which you have planned. Your
building will have to be inspected and have all the proper legal
authorities sign off on it.
You get these
from your local offices which you can find out where they are. A place
to start is the town hall, city hall or chamber of commerce
machines you need, as wel as the size of those machines, will be those
that you need to do your particular type of bakery, though much of what
you need is bordering on a full bakery operation.
will definately require pans to bake things with and again your pans
will be those that you have built your business plan around. You will
require some means of presenting your products to the customer. How you
will do that is in your business plan. The eBook "How to start a bakery
" has a list of items usually found in several types of bakery.
you plan on using your own household oven your cost will be the power
you use to heat that oven. Every time you open the door to either put
something in, or take it out, you will loose a considerable amount of
heat. It would be better to get a commercial oven where the oven is
better insulated and designed. Now you are talking much more money and
you also get into structure regulations of the home.
home mixer is good for the home but the warranty will be void the
minute you use it to make money with in a business. Then there is the
hydro used. This too will likely be at a higher or lower rate depending
on your power company.
Baking pans for
the home are ok for light use, but heavy use of the business could
cause them to warp out of shape. Causing your product to be lop-sided
or burn and unprofessional.
The scale to
weigh up your ingredients needs to be one that is calibrated for
business. Your spring loaded scale will be useless and inaccurate.
Giving you inconsistant quality control.
Your mixing bowls might be
pocelain and perfect for home use, but not hygienic enough for business
use. They chip very easily.
wooden mixing spoon is OK to give your youngster watching with drooling
tongue in a home, but CAN be absolutely lethal as a home business.
sink where you wash your dishes. First of all it isn't big enough and
secondly too many people spit and wash their hands in that same sink. A
TOTALLY unhealthy practice and the water may not even be hot enough
Checking with you local
authority in your state, province or country for their rules on home
based business should be your very first thing to check out.
hall is a good place to start. The Chamber of Commerce is another place
to check, if you have one in your location. Maybe even your local
unemployment office is another check point. They might even have a way
to assist financially too.
Then work on your business plan!