You took that job to be more flexible and have more time, not because you loved the work. Now you’re bored and still working to someone else’s timetable.
You gave up work to take care of your family and now long to combine this with a different challenge.
Do you sometimes feel you can never get that work/life balance right?
I’ve been there too. I’ve felt I would never find a way of combining satisfying work with family life.
But I’ve discovered it is possible to run a profitable business around my family doing something I love. I know you can too.
Are you ready to start a baking business?
- Do you REALLY love baking – this is an obvious question but do you actually have the passion to turn a hobby into something full time.
- Are you a perfectionist and spend hours and hours on something or can you whip up something amazing.You really need to look at this closely as calculating you labour time into a product can make it very expensive.
- Can you multitask – when starting a baking business you are running the show, so you need to manage your time, accounts, sales, purchasing etc.
- Are you at the right time in your life to start a business – many people think they can run a business with young children at home – this may be the case if you have family support but you really need to consider if ,once things get busier, you are going to be paying large sums out for child care.
- Are you creative and do friends and family love your baked gifts?Until now you have probably been making gift for free but if you are getting repeat requests then it’s time to think about whether you can make a profit on these.
- Do you have the financial support to start – almost no business breaks even immediately and all baked goods are seasonal so there will be extremely busy time (especially when there are event such as Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter.
- Could you set up you own business from scratch or would you need a helping hand by joining a team or buying into a franchise or licence.
- Customer relations – are you good with people?You need to remember – “The customer is always right”!!!
- Do you have the motivation – working through the night to fulfil a large order – working when children are sick, fulfilling urgent orders.
- Are you ready to work – really think about what you want – a little extra cash, to build something to be proud of, work around the children, reduce work hours. Think long and hard about this because this may just mean you get a part time local job or you may be ready to build something you are proud of.
Starting your own baking business from home may seem like an impossible leap, but it’s really not as hard as it seems.
Starting from scratch is hard work. That’s true. But you don’t have to.
The secret to getting started is this: friends and family. Bake something delicious as gifts for friends and family and get their honest feedback. If they are delighted with your bakes so will your future customers.
And if you think you're ready to start your home baking business now, but don't want to spend hours working out the best way to do it, then download my information pack.
Be bold, go bake!