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help!!! what do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark J Sciscenti Oct 6, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello!!!!I am a chocolate lover, and i have recently started to consider opening an chocolate shop wih a friend.I am an artist and at the same time I have been running a family shopping mall.I want…Continue

 

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Mark J Sciscenti replied to maria teresa gonzalez's discussion help!!! what do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Maria,   Your welcome. I wish you luck with finding what you are looking for. I am glad that you've put a lot of thought into your ideas, please continue to do so. Sometimes people don't think things through (speaking from experience…"
Oct 6, 2011
maria teresa gonzalez replied to maria teresa gonzalez's discussion help!!! what do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Dear Mark,   many thanks for your cear reply. Yes I have been investigating a lot about chocolate making and have spend some time with the peope of Birongo(a small chocolate factory) learning the process of chocolate making from the beams. I am…"
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Chocolate University Online commented on maria teresa gonzalez's blog post Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Would suggest that you first learn to make good chocolates. Start selling stuff to your friends and relatives. Your business could spread with people telling each other. When you are confident enough of getting enough customers, you can open a small…"
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Mark J Sciscenti replied to maria teresa gonzalez's discussion help!!! what do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Maria, I would suggest that you consider learning how to make the chocolate yourself - either as a chocolatier or learning the steps from pod to bar (cocoa plantation/fruit and the steps necessary to develop and make chocolate from the seeds or…"
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maria teresa gonzalez commented on maria teresa gonzalez's blog post Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Richard, many thanks for your comment. I couldn´t agree more. At the moment we are in the researching part. and until we do not feel secure that we know all we can (from the heart and mind) about the chocolate. We won´t be taking the…"
Sep 26, 2011
Richard Foley commented on maria teresa gonzalez's blog post Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Fundamentally, dnt get into any business you know little about. I have been in the chocolate and Pastry business for 30 years wholesaling to thousands of small businesses. The number one success story is ALWAYS a direct connection with quality, know…"
Sep 26, 2011
Susie Wyshak commented on maria teresa gonzalez's blog post Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Hi Maria, What about seeing if you can be an apprentice to a confectioner to learn the ropes? Many cities have Small Business Development Centers where you can work on a business plan and get help if you are new to business.   Susie"
Sep 20, 2011
maria teresa gonzalez commented on maria teresa gonzalez's blog post Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"yes excatly. i will be making the product with their chocolate....at this point I am on the research and "dreaming" step.... and yes, of course I am looking for a chef who will do the confections, but I am planing on taking courses as…"
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Conrad Miller commented on maria teresa gonzalez's blog post Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??
"Ok, now I'm confused.  If you have chocolate from El Rey and Birongo, are you selling products that they make?  Or are you inquiring about making your own products from these chocolatiers?   If you don't know how to make…"
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Most memorable chocolate experience:
making my own chocolate as a child at my house in Choroni. magic!
My favorite chocolate is:
birongo 70%

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Help!!!What do I need to open an artisan chocolate shop??

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 8:16pm 8 Comments

Hello!!!!

I am a chocolate lover, and i have recently started to consider opening an chocolate shop wih a friend.

I am an artist and at the same time I have been running a family shopping mall.

I want ti change career and have been thinking about the chocolate business.

My friend is a documentalist.

 

We have been investigating but appart from the love of chocolate i do not know anything about the business.

 

Any advice>??one of my…

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