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How to Open a Financially Successful Bakery : With a Companion CD-ROM Paperback – January 12, 2004
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In addition to bringing up several points to consider, the authors also direct readers to a number of helpful resources and they guide readers to seek out individualized information from local sources, such as the local health department, fire department, and more.
I found the chapters on hiring the staff and getting set up with suppliers to be the most helpful. Sometimes when you are new to an industry it can be hard to know where to start. Thanks to "How to Create a Financially Successful Bakery" I now know what needs to get done.
The accompanying CD-ROM is also a great resource. On it are a number of sample business plans and related Microsoft Word documents that anyone can alter and use for their own start up business.
While the book does offer great insight into the industry, it is by no means an in-depth, step-by-step guide to owning your own bakery.
From start to finish this book will help to solidify your view of opening a bakery and the work that it will require. The authors do not sugar coat the process of opening and running a bakery. They give honest straightforward information to help you be as successful as possible.
This book is comprehensive look at the bakery business. Starting with the financial and real estate technicalities. Then moving into more technical aspect of running a bakery business. The section on customers was especially interesting. Many people want to start a new bakery and are unprepared to identify whom their customers are; this book is excellent in helping to narrow down your customer base. The authors also talk about ways of getting new customers in your doors.
Beyond marketing "How to open a financially successful Bakery" goes into public relations and even menu planning to help make your newly opened Bakery an absolute success. This is a great overview of all the areas of concern when opening a new bakery. The authors have gone to great lengths to provide the highest standard of information.
To make this book even better, it comes with a CD that contains over 30 forms for the operations of your new financially successful bakery. There are forms on general management issues, food safety issues, and even employee training. "How to open a financially successful bakery" is a great starter book for anyone considering opening their own bakery business.
It lays out the basics of writing a successful business plan and how to deal with both the employees and the customers. Also, it goes into detail on how what equipment a bakery needs and marketing strategies as well as how to make the environment safe and stand up the health inspections.
Though the CD-ROM has many forms and other information that can be used, the book lacks details that are readily understandable on pricing and on how to use some of the forms. The section on pricing is easy for someone who has been in business to understand but for the newcomer, it may be slightly confusing. This is the problem with the forms also.
Overall, the book would be very beneficial to someone who is looking into starting a bakery. There is enough information in the areas which seem to be lacking to get a person started in the business. The areas lacking mean there will be slightly more trial and error when opening the business.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book Is 11 years old didn't notice it when I purchased it. It is a good reference book but not useful.Published 8 months ago by Anita Craig
Good book that gives you a lot to think about. Still reading it.Published 8 months ago by S. Hockenberry
I purchase this book to learn more about owning a bakery. This is a very good book filled with loads of information and even comes with a CD. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ann
Font size needs to be increased. I have good vision and I had to struggle reading this book. The cd-rom is a nice feature and useful.Published 15 months ago by Shutterbugmikey
Not worth it! This book was published in 2004 and most of the information inside is irreverent today. Maybe in 2004 it was the best but 10 years later it is not. Read morePublished 15 months ago by W. Edmund Chambers II
This book is well organized and it has the information I am looking for.Published 17 months ago by The Waffler