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Making That Bread: How to Start a Bread Bakery

Nothing is better than the smell and taste of fresh bread! Have you ever wanted to bring that feeling to the people around you? Have you always enjoyed baking and wanted to make it a career?

Well, starting a bread bakery might just be the answer! And you don’t even necessarily need your own shop to do it. That’s right, you could start a bread bakery from within your own home!

But where do you even start? Keep reading to find out how you can start your new bakery business today!

Bread Bakery Basics

Sometimes it can be hard to take a passion or hobby and turn it into an actual business. But starting a bread bakery is much easier than you might think! In fact, many people do it from the comfort of their own home.

Where to Start

However, before you start a home bakery, you will want to make sure it is legal where you live. The laws on home bakeries are different in each state. So make sure you spend time doing research before you start spending a lot of money.

One of the first things you’ll want to do is look into the “cottage food laws” for your state. These laws basically determine what foods can be sold, how much can be sold, and where it can be sold. The limitations can change from state to state and county to county, so always research these before you consider selling in a new place.

If you are wanting to start a more traditional bread bakery, you’ll want to do your research as well. There are certifications and licenses you will need to sell food, and if you get caught without those, it can be bad news.

Along with this, you’ll want to make sure you know what requirements you need to meet with your building. Whether it’s sinks or a sprinkler system, you want to have all your bases covered.

Time to Plan

Once you’ve got all your legal bases covered, you can start working on the business itself. First, you will want to know what your target audience is with your bread bakery. Are you wanting to sell more traditional bread, or do you want to make gluten-free or specialty bread?

Knowing this will inform what kind of ingredients you will need to make your products. If you are wanting to use an easy low carb bread recipe, you’ll want to make sure you have the correct ingredients. Whether you are baking from your home, or from a more traditional setting, you’ll also want to make sure you have all the proper equipment needed to bake with.

But what’s the point in making bread if you have nobody to sell to? That’s why you will want to invest in some marketing before you start.

If you just want to sell around your neighborhood, you won’t need to spend too much. However, if you are planning on running a large scale business, marketing is crucial! You don’t want to spend all this money on supplies and equipment if you have nobody to sell to.

Let the Baking Begin!

As you can see, starting a bread bakery is a lot easier than you might think. Whether you want to sell from your home or go full out and open a new shop, don’t let anything hold you back from turning your passion into something more!

For more tips and information to help get you started, make sure to check out the “Start A Business” section of our website!