If you are passionate about baking then I am sure at some point you have considered starting your own bakery. But starting a bakery is a much bigger and complicated decision than you must have thought back then.
Trust us, it doesn’t end at just having a location or having a huge amount of money. Yup, that solves a lot but there’s plenty still to think about if you want to make your bakery profitable.
But what are these obstacles and how can you overcome them? Well, in this guide we’ll tell you everything you need to know to start a bakery in Uttrakhand in 2020.
How to Start a Bakery in Uttrakhand
Get the required training
If you want to own and run a cafe or bakery you need to know the in and out of it. That is from the kitchen, staffing, pricing of items to even marketing.
This is something only the top baking classes in Delhi can teach you. Remember, your bakery is only as good as your products. So if you aren’t serving your customer lip-smacking variety of desserts, pastries, cookies, they are most likely to never return.
Have a plan
If you got your training at Truffle Nation, making a plan is going to be a whole lot simpler. That is because Truffle Nation provides you continued support with menu planning and other details even years after your course.
But if not, you still have to do this right. The first and foremost thing you need to decide the kind of bakery you intend on opening, whether it is an online bakery or a sit-in bakery.
Next up, make a list of the items you are going to selling, the equipment needed for all of that and how you are going to be displaying it.
Once you have the basic structure, you can move ahead in the planning stage to the budgeting
Make a Budget
Will you be needing additional chefs? What are the salaries you will be paying to the waiters, cleaners, etc? What is the rent, security deposit and so on? Each and every expense needs to be noted. This will help you understand whether you already have the required capital needed or have to raise more funds.
Now, you can turn to banks or investors to get a loan but avoid paying over the top interest rates. Also, if you are using up your family savings, I would suggest keeping a huge portion of it as a backup.
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Register the bakery and get licenses
I am pretty sure by now you have decided on a name and also have an idea for the logo. Next up, you have to register the company name, get a GSTIN number and open a bank account.
Once all of that is done, it is time to get all the licenses. This includes an FSSAI license, a Fire license, a Police Eating House license, and a Local Municipal Corporation Health license.
Create Marketing channels
One of the easiest ways to start selling is to register your bakery with Zomato, Swiggy and other food delivery apps. Apart from that, you also need to set up your social media accounts and a website.
Once your business is up and running, take full control over it by creating your own delivery system as you won’t have to pay high commissions to the food apps.
If you are a dine-in cafe or bakery, make online reservations available for people so they can avoid the rush on weekends. Also, give them loyalty points so they keep coming back for more.
And if you want more ideas to get customers to your bakery, we covered them all in this article (you will thank us for these later).