This question has been answered many times over and there are several different ways you can go about doing this. One way is to get yourself a copy of ‘The Ultimate Home Cake Baker’ by Rosemary Gillespie (available from the SBA). This book will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create dozens of mouthwatering cake recipes. Another option is to attend one of the many local cake-decorating classes offered throughout the U.S.
Learn how to bake cakes from scratch and sell them at a profit! This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you need to know to get started and make this into a profitable side business idea for yourself.
A “Cake Baking Business” can be started from almost anywhere in the world with the proper know-how and expertise. You don’t have to be in a large city to start a successful cake business. In fact, starting a cake business from a rural area can be more profitable because of the lower overhead. There are many small towns with populations under 5,000 where there is a demand for high-quality homemade cakes. If you know how to bake and you have the right equipment, the only thing holding you back is your imagination.
1. What should you know before starting your own cake business?
Everything you need to know to get your cake business off the ground. When thinking about starting a cake business, there are several important things you should consider: Decide if this is going to be a full time endeavor or just a part time one. If it’s going to be a part time one, do you want to sell cakes only from your home or from a store front? How much money do you have to invest in your dream? Will you be making and selling cupcakes, wedding cakes, or both? What types of payment methods will you accept? Will you be using a Kitchen Aid mixer or hand mixing everything by yourself? These are all important questions you should think about before getting started.
2. How to choose a profitable product for your cake business?
How to choose a profitable product for your cake business. There are many factors to consider when choosing a product for your cake business, including profitability, but the most important consideration is whether or not the product will be compatible with your baking skills and temperament. For example, if you’re not comfortable working with liquid ingredients, don’t choose a product that requires them. Also, be sure to consider whether or not the product will require any special equipment or space, and whether or not it has a long shelf life (many cakes need to be refrigerated, so make sure the one you choose has a relatively short expiration date).
3. How to create a winning cake promotion?
There are hundreds of books written about direct marketing – yet very few of these books discuss the importance of having a compelling offer. The offer is the “engine” that makes the whole promotion fly – without it, the book you’re reading (and all other books on direct response) are just so much wasted paper and ink. This brief will give you a simple way to think about creating a powerful offer for your next cake promotion.
Having an irresistible offer is the most important thing you can do to make your promotion successful. A strong offer is the fuel that keeps your engine running. Without an offer, no matter how good your copy or how well you create a sales pitch, your promotion will not be profitable. With an offer that is powerful enough, your promotion can generate profits even if you make mistakes with your copy or your sales pitch. An irresistible offer gives you a huge advantage over your competitors. The best offers are simple, easy-to-understand, and absolutely clear. They answer the questions your customer has, satisfy his needs, and leave no doubt in his mind as to why he should purchase what you are selling.
4. How to choose and train your employees?
This brief offers advice on how to choose the right people for your business (and a surprising way to find them), plus insider secrets on how to quickly “train” them to be more productive and profitable. It’s important to have the right people on board from the very beginning, and this is one of the best ways to make sure you don’t end up struggling to keep your business afloat.
To quickly “train” your new employees, you need to put a few simple concepts into practice… and… use what I call the “Three-Peat” method to make sure they are trained effectively! Let’s begin with an example: Let’s say you’ve just sold your first product on the Internet and, although the sales have been good, you’d like to improve them even more. What should you do? Well, for one thing, you should get as many orders as you can from different sources… because… that way… when one source of traffic is down, you have others to fall back on.
5. How to protect yourself against lawsuits?
The information you’ll learn in this brief is crucial for any type of entrepreneur, but it’s especially important for those who are new to the game. Even if you have everything in place legally and you have the best intentions in the world, a smart attorney will be able to find a way to trip you up. If you’re not careful, a lawsuit can cost you far more than the original claim. Read this brief carefully and pay special attention to the sections about insurance and “discovery”.
To protect yourself from lawsuits in the cake baking business you need to be extremely careful about what you say and write. It’s easy to accidentally commit the “sin” of “speaking ill of the dead” (which is a serious legal offense) or “writing something which might be interpreted as defamatory” (which can lead to a nasty lawsuit). You should also make sure all your agreements are in writing. Even if everything you agree to is perfectly legitimate and above board, an unscrupulous attorney will use “discovery” (questioning you under oath) to trip you up. They’ll try to get you to admit to things you don’t remember saying or writing, or they’ll find some way to twist your words so they appear to be incriminating. In any case, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
6. How to find a profitable location for your business?
If you are thinking about starting a cake decorating or baking business, it is imperative that you first determine where you are going to set up shop. This will be one of the most important decisions that you will make as a business owner. In this brief, I am going to give you some very important tips on how to locate a profitable location for your cake business!
There are many different factors that you should consider when you are looking for a location for your business. These include the following:
• The type of neighborhood that your prospective customers live in. Are they mostly blue collar workers, white collar workers, students, single women, senior citizens, etc.? If not, you may not be able to make a profit here.
• What type of business establishments are located nearby. Are there any retail businesses, pawn shops, dollar stores, etc.?
• How close is the location to high-traffic areas such as freeways, bus lines, rail lines, airports, etc.?
• Is the building zoned for business use? Do the neighbors seem willing to put up with the type of noise and activity that you will be generating?
• How much natural light can you get?
7. How to finance your business?
How to finance your business. Many small business owners get stymied when they attempt to secure financing for their businesses. This is especially true when they approach banks for help. However, there are alternative sources of financing that can be extremely useful for your business. In this brief, we’ll cover some of the most common alternatives to bank loans and other traditional financing sources.
Alternative sources of financing are very important for the success of your business. Banks are not always a great source of financing for small businesses. For example, banks are very risk averse. Therefore, if at all possible, they will prefer to lend money to larger companies or people who they know have lots of money and have proven track records of paying back loans on time. If you are applying for a business loan from a bank, it is very likely that you will be turned down. This is especially true if you have no collateral. Even if you do have collateral, you may still have a difficult time getting a business loan from a bank. Therefore, if you are going to attempt to get financing for your business, you should explore other options. One of the best options is to find investors who are willing to put up money in exchange for a share of your profits. An alternative option is to get a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan.