How to start a cake making business from home
Do you have a plan to begin a cake making business from home? In this article, we will share ten vital tips that will help you kickstart your cake, making business and begin to make profits earnestly.
Some of the most critical advice we will give you when starting a new cake making business from home are:
Register your business
The first step to becoming a cake making business owner is registering your business with the government and other relevant agencies.
That will include choosing a beautiful business name that will identify your cake making business; This is always done through the corporate affairs commission for a token.
That will grant your business authenticity and legitimacy because you have the law on your side. Business registration will also enable you to raise capitals and loan. It will also increase your reputation with customers, ensure continuity and longevity etc.
They say ‘Practise makes perfect’ and that is true. Practising is also a way of improving one’s craft. Don’t get tired of learning new cake making skills for your business.
Practice will enable you to develop and improve your skills. It will also allow you to explore new techniques and decorations you have not tried before. A lot of cake makers, through practising, have garnered new ideas on better or innovative ways of decorating.
Ensure you have a broad set of cake making skills. Involve your friends and loved ones when practising, so they will also help in creating awareness for your cake making business.
Find your niche
Your niche is your comfort zone and where your skills will be optimised. So ask yourself ‘which cake type will I focus on’? The success of your cake making business may depend on that question. You may want to focus on making cakes for wedding, cakes for celebration, cupcakes etc. Your niche will cater to your business’s identity. It will help your business become unique.
You can’t be a jack-of-all-trades. Finding your niche will make your business distinct and give you a clear-cut view about which customers you should target, which will lead to greater profits. One way to find your niche is focusing on your strength or which type of cake is in high demand at where your business is located in.
Undertake a market and industry-based research
That is the most important aspect of opening a cake business from home; you will need to know how much a cake cost and which cake flavour is in demand in Nigeria. It can be carried online or via physical research. The later will involve a visit to a lot of cake, making businesses and find out the intricacies of the business.
This step is important because it will save you from losing money in the business. You can identify threats, opportunities, strength and weaknesses of your cake business.
Look for better recipes
A friend of mine is a successful cake-making professional, and she has overtime tried about ten different recipes before her cake making business boom. Doing something different and creative is the key to winning more customers. Source better recipes, develop yours and beat your competition.
Dedicate your Time and Effort
Great businesses succeed due to hard work and dedication. When you begin your cake making business, you will have to work for a more extended amount of time and work twice as hard as usual to succeed. That is exceptionally normal.
Be highly calculative or hire a cashier
Your cake making business will thrive if you are getting the pay you deserve. Being underpaid is not lovely. So it is essential to plan how your cake will be sold early in the business. Your cakes should be reasonably priced.
Create a website
Internet marking is pure gold for businesses. Your cake making business must optimise the power of the internet to create awareness and owning a website is one way to do that. It is cheap and straightforward nowadays to create a website. You could use a website builder like Wix, to start one.
Utilise Social Media
How do you advertise your business to millions of potential customers and engage with them? Through social media. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are vital platforms which you can use to market your business.
Packaging and decorations
In aesthetic businesses like cake making, appearance matters. You will have to get top-notch packaging and decorating materials. You can liaise with a supplier who will cater to these.
Editor: Prosper Alhammid Lemgist