"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…"
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…"
"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…"
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…"
"Part of starting a business is writing a detailed business plan, which includes investigating the costs you are talking about here as well as every other aspect of running a business. You will never succeed without a business plan. I would suggest…"