A number of opportunities exist in the confectionery business that can give you a regular income so far as you are serious with what you are doing. In this guide, I will teach you how to start cake decoration business in Nigeria.
A good example of such business opportunities is starting a cake decorating business. The business is a good business to do as if well done it can be both lucrative and profitable.
So if you are interested in confectioneries or cakes in particular then this is a great business for you to do and make a success out of it.
What is the Nature of Cake Decoration Business?
The business of decorating cakes involves you making various types of decorations on a cake for different clients and getting a fee for your services.
A lot of people do not consider this as a major work or duty to do talk less of it being it a business to do that can bring in some good money.
They feel the real business and opportunity lies in the baking and making of the cakes. This is not the case as decorations on cakes is a total business on its own which helps make a cake look more beautiful.
For example if you have gone to a lot of parties or events you will see people celebrating with cakes. Before people even start eating the cake they are already commending the cake on its color and other attributes it has, why people are able to do this before even tasting the cake is because of its decorations which includes nice designs and wordings that help make the cake look nice and beautiful as well as more appealing.
So if your have been looking for an exciting business to do as well as a business you can express yourself then this could be the right business for you to do.
Another great thing of the business is that it can be started with little amount of money on a small scale and you can also begin from home once you have got the materials you will need.
Reasons Why This Business will Make you Rich
#1. Cakes are always in High Demands
There is a high demand for cakes as a lot of people eat it. Cakes are seen and considered as a good snack to have and in some cases a good meal. A lot of people like the taste of cake and therefore eat it a lot.
Cakes can be eaten by anyone from children to adult also cakes come in different varieties, shapes and sizes making it affordable and available to everyone.
#2. So Many Events Requires Cakes
Cakes are mostly decorated to be used at event, occasions, ceremonies and parties. These are where your major clients and opportunities will come from.
In Nigeria for example, people host a lot of events and parties as people like celebrating various achievements in their lives.
There is a hardly and event where you will see people celebrate without having a cake at the event. A lot of events are not complete without having a cake and people realize this.
There are people that want their cakes to be decorated in their choice of color, design and wordings and messages to reflect the theme for their event.
An example is a wedding ceremony where we have the pictures of the couple inserted on the cake with the cake decorated with their chosen colors or making humans with a cake and decorating with different colors of clothing to reflect the wedding theme.
Generally, there are a lot of business opportunities out there for you provided you are good at what you do.
Requirements You Need For The Business
#1. Learn The Skill
Before starting the business you will need to know how to decorate a cake. There is no use starting the business if you are not good as you will not be successful in the business, so to avoid this you will need to get a good place to learn the skill of decorating cakes.
You will need to get trained at a good catering school, if you find the fees too high to pay you can find a person who has been in the business for some time and is well experienced to properly teach you for a lower fee.
#2. Find a Good Business Location
The good aspect of the business is that it can be started from your home in case you do not have enough money to rent a shop.
You should make sure you have a room or space that you can set aside to do your work and the business.
If for any reason your home is not okay or will not be available to start the business, you will have to rent a shop. When renting a shop, ensure it is in a busy area where people can easily see and gain access to you to be able to patronize you.
Marketing Strategies in Cake Decoration Business
This is another important aspect of the business that you have to get right. A lot of people believe anyone making cakes will be good at decorating cakes which is not true in all cases.
There are people that bake and decorate cakes but there are people who can not do both and will be looking for people like you to decorate the plain cake.
As you have created a niche for your self, you have to advertise and promote your business for people to know about you.
Try and get close to caterers and event planners and introduce your services, you can also spread the word online and show pictures of what you are capable of doing to promote the business.
Before starting, do a feasibility study to know more about the business like equipment you need and how many workers you need to employ.
Register the business and fulfill all requirements of the authority.
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