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In the fast-paced business world, industries evolve and change as consumers’ desire deviates from what they’ve always been. As an entrepreneur, you need to take the initiative and invest in a sought-after business. Our aim is not to conquer the world but rather to dominate industries and be a leader of a world-class institution. Well, you know what they say, start small, and you will learn and endeavor what you need to succeed. Opening up a bakery is a dream of many individuals worldwide; what’s better than taking a stroll and buying freshly baked aromatic pastries from your local bakery, almost nothing. 

Specializing in manufacturing pastries, loaves of bread, pies, and even cakes for some is an absolute dream come true. If you’re a pastry chef at night and an entrepreneur at day, why not consider combining the best of both worlds? Owning a local bakery will open up a whole new world, you’ll constantly meet new people and become intertwined with your local community. Let’s discuss what you’ll need to open up your bakery. 

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Banking Course 

For you to become a fully-fletched baker, you need to teach yourself everything about baking. Many professional bakers offer courses where they teach the art of baking, and before you know it, you’ll be popping your first artisan bread loaves into the oven. You’ll have to manufacture baked goods to get your customers coming back for more every time. When you start your bakery, ensure you have good savory as well as sweet products on your menu for everyone’s confectionery needs. 

What You’ll Need 

First of all, you’ll have to invest in getting your shop ready and fitted; with this comes installing equipment and getting your factory prepared for production. A bakery is a business that needs to turn large quantities of products to become significantly profitable. Of Course, this is what you want for your business, and you need to do everything in your power to make it happen. 

Your equipment will require some large three-phase powered machines, including a mixer for kneading dough, a pastry laminator to make puff pastry, and an oven to bake all your goods. Other required equipment includes a proofer, boiling table, aluminum tables, and cold rooms. All these machines will require wiring and installation by a qualified electrician. As you’ll work with tons of flour, water, and other ingredients, maybe consider electrical insulation over wire bundles in the form of heat shrink tubing to ensure the safety of your staff and yourself.

Marketing 

The last step to get your business going is running a few marketing campaigns to boost your bakeries sales. It can be done by advertising on social media to engage with your local community. You can also target wholesale clients by advertising your services on Google to other businesses that might sell products similar to yours. Google ads and SEO can also be used to boost your placements and ranking on google for specific search phrases in your area. 

It’s time to go out there and do what you do best, make money and be grateful for every day. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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