Ahhh, the smell of freshly baked bread or sweets! But what about that sweet smell of success? Having a business plan for your bakery can be the key to making your business thrive.
One of the biggest frustrations I hear from my clients is the amount of time and effort it takes for them to put together proposals, particularly those that don’t end up winning the business. Unfortunately, the standard approach to making client proposals usually involves describing your products or services, including some corporate background, adding a few references, and finishing with pricing information. This is the last approach you want to take. It practically guarantees you’ll miss the mark. And worse, preparing and delivering these kinds of proposals soaks up significant time and resources that could be better spent elsewhere. Here are a few tips I share in my seminars on how to deliver proposals that actually boost your business.
When entrepreneurs embark on a new venture, legal issues are rarely top of mind. Business plans, bank loans, and logos all take precedence over regulations, licences, and liabilities. Caught up in the excitement of opening a new bakery, bakers are as guilty as any entrepreneurs of neglecting legal details until the last possible minute.
The most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying a location is supply and demand: 95 per cent of all commercial space is for lease and not for sale.
Toronto - Restaurants Canada has joined with GE Capital Franchise Finance Canada and Big Picture Conferences to launch a new event designed to help foodservice operators stay at the top of their game.
Growing Forward 2 is a project-based cost-share program that Ontario food and beverage processors can apply to for funding assistance.
A recent survey, entitled the National Survey of Canadian Business Sellers, revealed that selling a business was an exhausting ordeal that left people with little time to think about themselves or their new circumstances.
Private Equity Groups have not been hard-hit by the credit crunch or the stock market decline. They have capital to invest and are looking for business acquisitions.
Earning a solid reputation for consistent, high-quality or value-driven products will help you build a strong consumer base at home, but eventually future growth may mean looking beyond your nation’s borders.
Feb. 4, 2104 – As the cliché goes, we can learn from our mistakes. And no matter how hard we try to prevent errors, they will happen. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself in order to help you learn from your customer service oversights.
Five years ago, two friends who had known each other for many years decided to establish a business.
Insights into how North American bakeries have been building their portfolio and their brand value.
What are your financial statements telling the outside world?
How to better plan for your retirement when you don’t have the luxury of a guaranteed pension
For more than 40 years, credit card companies have collected fees on sales because they can offer consumers and merchants the value of convenience.
Here are tips to help you avoid being a victim of identity theft in your bakery
Preparing to put your business up for sale involves much more than sprucing up its curb appeal and tending to the organization and cleanliness of the facility.
There are pluses and minuses to selling your company to your current management. Here’s how to determine if this is the ideal succession plan for you.
The paradigms of today’s business environments have changed. Outsourcing has become a buzzword in the global business arena, where your supply chain factors in production elements from across the globe.
Baking and technology that go hand in hand can save you dough on your tax bill.
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