23 Jun Piece of Advice to Open a Bakery
Aspiring to open a bakery is a great ambition to aim for. You should be aware that pursuing this adventure is no picnic and calls for prior gathering of all the right ingredients. Although no magic bullet exists, J. Rae & Cie (La Dorade) can help by steering you toward the safest approach.
Not a piece of cake
If you want to open a bakery, you need to be conscious of the real personal commitment and paramount attention this profession demands. Success is not guaranteed even if others got on the top. You will need to hammer away at it every day.
Perfect business plan
Before anything else, carry out a thorough market research. This material will help you hatch a business plan that will enable you to take knowledgeable decisions or grasp the high standards of the trade and shape them to your needs. You can then determine the market viability of your products and find the best way to adapt them to the consumer demand. A botched market study can lead you in the wrong direction and even nip your company in the bud.
Business is business
A bakery demands a daily painstaking management (stock and budget management, production estimation, bookkeeping…) and as any business, you first need to create it!
All new companies must be registered and given a legal status while obtaining all the required permits and authorisation (approval from the town or district council, etc.). To be in order, you have to conform to sanitary and security standards, for example, ventilation or wastewater disposal. Do not hesitate to ask for directions in the bureaucratic maze or even for advices on how to choose the safest layout of your bakery.
- Financing: When your business plan is done, you should be able to evaluate the investment needed. We can recommend the best fitted leasing to our clients and guide them on the procedure to follow.
- Reliable suppliers: Choose reliable and professional suppliers as the quality of your finished products depends on the quality of your ingredients. Buying cheap ends up expensive. And the same holds for equipment. J. Rae & Cie (La Dorade) knows the inner workings of the trade and we assure you that cutting corners of an oven or a kneading machine can jeopardize the survival of your company. For this reason, we offer superior products and equipment as well as payment facilities.
Slow and steady wins the race
You did it! You’ve opened your bakery!
Aiming high is a good thing. Still, showing caution is a must. Reality on the ground is completely different from theory. Day by day, test the products that function and adapt quantity and production to the demand. One step after the other, you will build your reputation, retain customers and increase your clientele and, one day, you may even expand your thriving business!