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Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Priscilla A Dec 8, 2013. 15 Replies

I am passionate about chocolate and want to start a bean to chocolate bar shop in Maryland. I have no experience in the chocolate business. I intend to rent a space for the shop.Continue

 

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Priscilla A and Daniel Domingo are now friends
Jan 2
Priscilla A replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Very cool.....I do come to NY often............"
Dec 8, 2013
Ravi Goojha replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"No in Bayside, Queens, NY!"
Dec 8, 2013
Priscilla A replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Thank you for sharing Ravi......are you in the Washington area?"
Dec 8, 2013
Ravi Goojha replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Mr. Rasmussen (Potomac Chocolate?) started his business in his garage and I remember him saying on You tube that his best expenditure was $75 on something he bought on Craig list!"
Dec 8, 2013
Priscilla A and Bryan Rotherham are now friends
Dec 8, 2013
Priscilla A replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Rob: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with me. I am really grateful:))))))"
Nov 30, 2013
Rob Connoley replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"When I opened my shop (not chocolate exclusive) I went to the local SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and they held my hand as I did the business plan.  At the end was a sort of stamp of approval for the SBA loan program.  So not…"
Nov 30, 2013
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"Welcome neighbor to The Chocolate life"
Nov 30, 2013
Priscilla A replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Thank you again Clay for your valuable advice. It is much appreciated. I prefer to be over funded than under funded."
Nov 29, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Priscilla: 1 tonne (MT, 1000kg, 2204 lbs) of chocolate is about 10,000, 100gr bars. Your capital equipment costs will depend on what approaches you take: are you interested in a "real" roaster or are you going to be using a convection…"
Nov 29, 2013
Priscilla A replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Commercial rent is expensive in Maryland. I know it takes more than $7000 cocoaTown grinder and $2500 chocovision machine. I actually thought it takes $1million to open a bean to chocolate bar shop, but I guess it is lower than that. I…"
Nov 28, 2013
Priscilla A replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Thank you Andrea. I appreciate your input."
Nov 28, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"Priscilla - Andrea's recommendation is quite good. You can work from a zero-basis and figure out what it's going to cost, or you can start out with a sum you're willing to invest, and then figure out what you can do for that money. In…"
Nov 27, 2013
Brad Churchill replied to Priscilla A's discussion Does anyone know how much money I need to start a small bean to chocolate bar shop.
"I agree with Andrea."
Nov 26, 2013

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