Why start a Gourmet Popcorn Business? It's one of the few businesses that can be started with a small investment and can bring big returns.
Starting a your own popcorn business has many advantages.
You can work from home.
You can work part time or full time.
You can keep your full time job.
You choose how you want to sell your Gourmet popcorn products.
You can start out small.
You don't need any inventory to start.
It allows you freedom.
You may have more tax breaks.
Now is a great time to start your own popcorn business. There are many different ways to market popcorn you are selling. You can work county and state fairs with a kettle corn pot or with a mobile popcorn cart or in a concession trailer selling fresh popcorn and popcorn balls. Maybe you prefer to market your own brand of gourmet popcorn flavors to sell over the Internet or in local stores. If your a people person you may wish to sell to the crowds at ballgames, fairs or carnivals.
Many online popcorn companies drop-ship the product for you. This is an ideal way to operate a Gourmet popcorn business without having to stock products or make your own popcorn.
You can keep working your regular job and operate your Gourmet Popcorn business at home. When you are ready you can take your business full time.
When you buy popcorn at a ballpark, fair grounds, amusement park or a mall? Have you noticed the volume of people and the amount of sales? Have you ever wondered how great their business is?
It is a very profitable business. You can make a 80-90% profit margin!
Now think back to how much you paid for a bag of some fresh cheddar cheese popcorn or caramel corn. Calculate the cost of popcorn kernels, popping oil, some caramel glaze or cheese powder. It's clear to see that there are serious profits being made.
If this is such a Great business, why isn't everybody doing it?
The people in the Popcorn industry DON'T want you to know!
What you need to get started is a successful business formula. This formula should include a compilation of tools, resources, research and materials that have been used for starting a popcorn business through the years. The following contents for the gourmet popcorn business success formula are:
Gourmet Popcorn Recipes
Tools & Materials
The business planning package gives you the foundation and direction to start your new business. It should include a business start up check list, a self evaluation checklist, a business template and a retail planning book.
The financial planning package shows you how to write loan proposal that you can use to obtain a loan. The marketing package will help you present yourself as a professional business owner right after starting your new popcorn business.
A wholesale supplier package will give you a list of good reliable popcorn suppliers to work with. The Gourmet popcorn recipes package will give you at least 100 great gourmet popcorn recipes. You can ad your own recipes too!
A software package will give you inventory management software. This helps you manage your popcorn inventory and track your sales and profits. You will need graphics software for your ads and website.
The tools and materials package will give you some guides, checklists and formula information you will need to keep your business on track.
Before starting out, talk to a qualified tax or legal professional to help you with any tax laws or business questions.