"You can sell directly to local stores to start out. Get market data and refine your operations.
In California you need to register with the state to sell wholesale. (DFR Application)
When your business is ready to scale,…"
"Hey Ben,Depends where you want to sell your bar. Pulling from my last Fancy Foods Show, specialty food shops typically run on 40%-50% margin (which is quite high because they don't have the volume to support lower margins).…"
"Just to add onto what Corey said. When I first went to file for an LLC, I checked out legalzoom.com, and WOW it's a ripoff. They up-charge and overcharge at every part of the process, so I'd recommend taking the time to do it…"
Ganache should really sit out at room temperate for at leastttt an hour to crystallize. Some books even recommend overnight. At that point, it shouldn't be at a temperature that will throw the molds out of temper.…"
Try checking out www.gogopak.com. They sell small boxes, plastic inserts, and offer custom printed labels. I bought 2oz plastic inserts from them and was really happy with their customer service. As for pricing, I…"
This is the group where ChocolateLife members can A) Advertise USED equipment for sale to other ChocolateLife members.B) Let other ChocolateLife members know that they are looking for equipment (new or used).See More
"David and Leslie - Thx for sharing your journey! With regards to insurance, I too was quoted around $700 for product liability insurance (which includes general)... so if you have the time, you might want to shop around a bit more."
"Hello from Sacramento,
I'm super excited to have found this group! I think I'll spend the rest of the day reading everything I can in this forum. :)Two years ago I would have never guessed I would be diving into the chocolatiering…"
Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.