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If you could put your muffin in a bakery business plan, it would probably be easier to write. But pictures will have to do.
One of our favorite letters is from Jun, a baker who discovered that she had actually made the banker's daughter's wedding cake, but since the wife (who had a different name) had handled everything, she didn't even realize it. With that kind of personal connection, the banker took real pity on Jun and walked her through the whole process of getting a line of credit.
Few of us can be that lucky.
There are any number of reasons that you may find yourself looking for funding, not one of which has anything to do with the sad economy (we don't mention that to bankers). You may need a line of credit for busy times, or a new delivery van, or need to hire some new people, or even open a new location. When the need is a valid one, with "growth" in it, odds are excellent that you can get the funding you need.
No matter what type of funding you need, there are three items
you will need to make it all happen:
| Your workbook.
Step by step, work your
way to a successful bakery business plan!
| Your business plan template,
formatted and waiting for your personal information.
|Excel spreadsheets, with charts ready to be automatically generated.|
In the midst of planning your bakery, the menu, the products, the staffing, the promotion ... in the midst of all of that comes your financing. Actually, it is not as hard as it sounds. All business plans have a number of elements in common, such as information on the owners, the marketing plan, the basic financials, etc.Then you customize the plan to suit your business.
Here is where you will discover all of that:
Your bakery business plan will come together quickly with all the resources that we have included -- lots of organizations, websites and business plan samples. All in one place.
Your shop might be called a
... or any number of other types of bakery. All of these shops will approach their bakery business plan in the same way.
I wish we could sit at your elbow and help each and every one of you
create a great bakery business plan. But
since that isn't possible, we are giving you the benefit of our quarter
century of experience, and wishing you every success.
I have never known a man who died from overwork, but
many who died from doubt
CHARLES HORACE MAYO, surgeon and cofounder of the Mayo Clinic
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