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Beginners Guide for a Profitable Bakery Business; Step by Step Process Explained

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
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Profitable Bakery Business Idea: Not all are aware that the demand for baked items has witnessed a steady increase in the last few years. This growing demand of baked items has led to a lot of home-bakers to start their own bakery business. According to a report by the IMARC Group in 2019, the Indian bakery market reached a value of around US$ 8 Billion. Here we will explain about how you can start your own bakery shop and make it a profitable business.

Cost to open a bakery shop-

If you want to start a bakery business in India then the total approximate cost of opening a bakery in India is around Rs 15 lakhs. But, it can vary according to the cost of equipment and location that you choose.

How to open your own bakery business?

Follow the below points to make a Profitable Bakery Business

1. Make a Bakery Business Plan

Decide the budget distribution, and plan the future development of business. Make a Summary of the Bakery Business Plan which should include mission statement, a review of your restaurant legal structure and ownership, a brief history of the restaurant.

2. Choose Location

The first step is to decide a good location. Ideal location can be a reputed market or a high-end shopping street where there is high footfall. One must ensure that the place has a proper water supply and drainage facility. It is advisable to have a 500 sq ft shop, divided into two floors, to build a functional kitchen on one level, and have a display cum serving area at another. However, it depends on your own choice.

Bakery Business
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3. Get All Required Licenses 

Remember the bakery business needs five licenses: FSSAI license, GST Registration, Local Municipal Corporation Health License, Police Eating House license, and the Fire License. From all the permits, FSSAI, GST, and Local Municipal Corporation Health License are the most important ones to have. You can download Restaurant Licenses E-book.

4. Expert workforce

Having a good manpower plays vital role in bakery business as both the taste & presentation are important.

5. Equipment Needed

The main equipment required in the bakery is Planetary Mixers, Oven, Deep Fridge, Cooling Fridge, Working table, Gas stove, Cylinders, storage utensils, and other equipment.

6. Make Display Area attractive

It should be well designed and done in a manner that every item is noticeable so as to attract walk-in customers. Use a Display fridge for cakes and pastries.

7. POS & Billing Software

You must ensure that the POS software has features to manage the shelf life of the baked items, and robust inventory management.

8. Right Marketing & Branding

Get a properly designed and attractive logo and display board from a professional designer for your shop. Create your own unique identity & get a well-designed menu. Use pamphlets for the first few months.

9. Staff Uniform

The uniform gives a professional look to your bakery. Your staff must look hygienic, and well dressed.

10. Partnering your bakery

It is recommended to register your business on the online food aggregators to create online orders.

So, open your own bakery now and share your experience with me!

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