You need to know what type you want before going in for the permits.If it is to be only you or a few staff members, you can get by with a few items for a break room.
Once you have everything in place for opening a donut shop, you should have no problem making your business a success.
The ingredients are not very expensive and the donuts are not usually difficult to make, so they should sell themselves.
Finding a store with ample parking is great so people can stop and shop and get to work. Close to a busy downtown, business centers, schools or hospitals means better sales.
Different types of shops will require different permits and there may a be a spike in the cost, like if you just have a counter or if you have table service.
Do your own market research about the bakery business, the area you are looking to open the store and anything else trending regarding donuts. And not only training by what is required by business standards, but by your standards, too.
They are a representation of your name, so make sure they are all following your lead.I had a friend in college and her parents owned a donut shop. I think many would be surprised about the possibilities.On that note you might want to just look into becoming a Dunkin donuts franchise owner! The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings - Magazine - The Boston Globe Another idea to consider is to do a wholesale business and sell to places that don't have donuts.I read that donuts are one of the highest profit margin foods. This site is interesting Expert Donut Making/About The Donut Business Looks like they are kind of consultants for the donut business . I would probably try to create a 'brand' rather than just a generic donut shop.Not sure if you have heard of Voodoo Donuts in Portland...Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.I haven't been there but it's a big craze there and they have several locations I believe.It's become a destination type place it sounds like. A I saw that someone is selling donuts out of a storage container. Donut Box LA Sells Doughnuts From a South LA Shipping Container - Eater LA I dont know much about the donut business. I read an interesting article about these people that own a bunch of Dunkin' Donuts stores. It mentions one guy whose family firm (which owns many Dunkin' locations) grosses 0milllion...a YEAR!You can tag your friends and other businesses to You could have an innovative grand opening, with clowns or prizes to get the attention and get the people in the store.As it’s a donut shop, you have the advantage of aroma, so get that door open and draw them in by the nose.