Baking Sweet Success: What Every Aspiring Bakery Owner Needs to Know
Author: Ellice Dojillo
Date: June 15, 2022
Opening a bakery is a sweet dream, but it may not be as simple as it is sweet. There are many technicalities that one must also thread across to complete the journey towards opening up a bakeshop. Here are all the things you’ll need to pack with you as an aspiring bakery owner.
So you’ve decided to open up your bakeshop. You’ve realized that it was about time you founded your own after all those years of serving other bakeries or restaurants, or probably after you’ve realized your baking hobby and talents have so much potential to bring you to the road of success. First of all, we’d love to congratulate you on taking the first step towards achieving your sweet dream! Second, we do have an idea of why you may be here: after conjuring up the idea of making that dream into a reality, you have no idea where to start.
Well, luckily, you’ve certainly come to the right place. So that your sweet dream doesn’t turn into a beautiful nightmare (as Beyoncé says), here are all the tips you’ll need to pack with you on your journey to opening up your brand new bakeshop!
TIP #1. Visualize the Future You Want For Your Bakery with Your ✨ Imagination ✨
When you’re opening up a bakery, you can’t just say you’re simply opening up a bakery and put a period right after it. There are different types of bakeries. The type of bakery that you will decide on will determine the type of baked goods you’ll be selling and how the business is going to run.
For instance, if you decide on opening up a mobile bakery, then you’re going to have to determine what kind of baked goods are good for that and if your mobile bakery is going to be focused on catering for events or simply serving as a good sweet stop for people around a mall or any public space.
If you don’t properly decide on what type of bakery you’re going to open up, things are bound to get more messy than divine as you are bound to get crushed. By then, it could be game over for you.
TIP #2. Don’t Take Away that ✨ Imagination ✨ Yet, Because You’ll Need It to Define Your Menu
Well, in all honesty, to be any kind of business owner, you’re going to have to keep your imagination with you constantly. So what more as a bakery owner?
When it comes to bakeries, there is a ton of competition and if you’re on the way to opening up a bakery that you hope to soon become the best of the best, it’s time you decide what fun treats and delicacies you can mix up to give your menu an original vibe. Give your customers a reason as to why they should buy baked goods and desserts from you. It’s time to be extremely creative.
TIP #3. Dive into the Technicalities by Drawing Your Business Plan
Now it’s time to use more than just your imagination – it’s time to get a paper or notebook and a pen so that you could write down all the difficult things about bakeries and businesses that need to be materialized such as the location, the date of the launch, the marketing strategies you’re going to use, and most importantly, the finances (how you’ll be pricing your goods and how much money you’ll be putting into your capital).
If it’s your first time ever to try and write a business plan entirely and want to know more about these factors that make it, then you can check out our blog about tips for business newbies in general for more details.
By the time that you put all these tips into place and successfully open up your bakery, you sure are bound to get a lot of customers, and having a lot of customers can tend to be a hassle. But never fear for Bling is here!
Bling is a business-friendly platform that is set to be the perfect partner for you and your growing business. Packed with effective and easy-to-use customer relationship management tools such as Facebook and Instagram social media integrations, and an auto-populating CRM, things are bound to get even better and more organized for you. What’s even more amazing is that Bling has a business phone that you can personalize yourself so you could finally draw a line between your personal life and business life. The platform also has a never before seen feature called “Rate Your Customers” wherein you get to do exactly that – rate your customers – so that you and other businesses on the Bling platform can be safe from potential scams or irresponsible buyers.
Everything is just so fantastic, right? Well, what are you waiting for? Enjoy Bling-ing and start your 14-day trial now!