Tnbaker

Charlotte, NC

#1 May 6, 2012
I am thinking of starting a cake bakery in town. Whats everyone think? How many people would use my services?

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#2 May 6, 2012
are you trained as a chef from the CIA? and you realize there has been at least 4 in town then never made it

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#3 May 6, 2012
Tnbaker wrote:
I am thinking of starting a cake bakery in town. Whats everyone think? How many people would use my services?
How could anybody here possibly know how many people would use your services? How many of your friends, neighbors and relatives use your services now? Maybe start out in your home. If business booms, open a shop.

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here now

Johnson City, TN

#4 May 6, 2012
If you made a good product I would use your services. You should find out what is needed to do this as an at home business so you do not have high overhead. Good luck.
Tnbaker

Charlotte, NC

#5 May 6, 2012
I have everything for an at home already. Thanks for your input
Tnbaker

Charlotte, NC

#6 May 6, 2012
Just wanted to get an idea if an actual business in town would do any good before I put a lot of money into it.
Eddie

Johnson City, TN

#7 May 6, 2012
Tnbaker wrote:
Just wanted to get an idea if an actual business in town would do any good before I put a lot of money into it.
I understand.#3 above is the best answer. You can advertise your services from your at-home base almost as well as you can with a "store front"....Tomahawk ads, WMCT, signs at stores that have notice boards, even church kitchens and day cares. And then word of mouth is best!
Think how many extra sales you would have to make to offset the rental and overhead on the store.

Since: Oct 11

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#8 May 6, 2012
My Mom worked full-time & even back then, she used to buy Jam Cakes & Fresh Coconut Cakes from a lady who made & sold them from her home, as did alot of other Women who worked. They were beautiful & absolutely delicious! The Baker-Lady became well-known, even in surrounding Counties. So much so, that you would have to place your order about two weeks in advance & even earlier around Holidays. AND, she did it all in her home!
They were kind of expensive, but they were 3-layer & well worth the money for the convenience & quality...& the taste.
Jennifer

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jun 21, 2012
I bake and sale cakes out of my home I average about 2 to 3 a week (some weeks busier some weeks slower) anyway on to the point I was trying to make what I found out is this unless you have the more high tech decorating printers that do the photo work alot of the b-day business goes to that for the younger kids and the grocery stores and wal-mart are alot cheaper than we are because we have charge more don't get me wrong I wish you luck and give a shout out if you need help but I still work full time and "cake" at night and on the weekends and thank goodness for my regulars and word of mouth- hope it helps

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