Guide To Opening Your Own Bakery

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Guide To Opening Your Own Bakery

Nobody can resist the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, or the sight of delicious-looking cakes and pastries on the counter. Even when you’re on a diet, you can’t help but sneak a look. This is why bakeries are timeless. People are always drawn to them.

If you’re looking to open a bakery, the first thing you need to know is that it’s not always like what you see on TV. There’s a lot that goes into opening a bakery that requires more than sheer talent. Talent will fuel your business but proper planning will jumpstart it.

Just like any business, opening a bakery is a serious investment. To get you off to the right start, here are the ingredients to starting a successful bakery.

Your high level checklist:

  1. Plan and budget
  2. Engage a foodservice professional.
  3. Register the business.
  4. Research and secure finance options.
  5. Secure a site and lease.
  6. Obtain detailed bakery designs.
  7. Lodge council applications and licences.
  8. Compare and appoint a trusted shopfitter.
  9. Procure commercial food equipment.
  10. Advertise and interview employees.
  11. Research and open accounts with ingredient and product suppliers.
  12. Begin marketing the upcoming grand opening.
  13. Celebrate the opening of your new business.