How to Start a Cookie Business

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Important Details Included For Starting A Cookie Making Business

Cookie Making Business Overview:

Gourmet-related businesses are one of the most popular categories of home-based business ideas and a large number of people, especially stay-at-home moms, are turning to cookie making, cooking classes and online cooking recipes as an opportunity to make money.

Everyone loves fresh, homemade cookies. Many Americans work full time and find that there isn’t time left over at the end of the day to bake delicious treats for the family. This is where you come in. As the owner, you can supply cookies and comfort to people of all ages, incomes, and job types.

If you are interested in starting, chances are that you already enjoy baking and your cookies win the approval of friends and relatives. However, if you’d like a little more training, check out the culinary schools in your area. Baking classes can be a good way to learn more.  Also, consider apprenticing with an established baker in your area.

Starting this type of venture is appealing to a lot of people because it requires minimal investment capital. You probably already have most of the equipment. You may need to buy additional bowls, mixing tools, or cookie sheets.

Skill Set:
  • Knowledge of nutritional values.
  • Patience and knowledge that not every batch will turn out as expected
  • Reliability and consistency with creating, baking, and delivering top-quality cookies
  • Excellent baking skills
  • List of Common Business Skills
Employee and Job Consideration During The Start-Up Phase or In The Future:
Approximate Daily Hours Needed:

Plan to spend about an hour to make cookie dough, another hour to bake batches and package, and additional time if you are delivering still-hot cookies to a location. After hours include bookkeeping, checking email and voicemail, and preparations for the next day.