There is something so enjoyable about the fresh smell of a blueberry muffins wafting through the air. Couple that with a piping hot fresh coffee and the day has started out right. Many people seek the comfort of that combination regularly, which means there is big business in muffins.
Whether you make banana muffins, pumpkin muffins, low fat muffins, corn muffins or apple muffins, building a business takes a bit more than stirring a few ingredients in a bowl. Here are some tips on how to interact with everyone from wholesale muffin sellers to muffin distributors so that you can build your business.
1. Contact muffin franchises as part of your muffins education and training.
2. Take a course or attend a seminar for muffins education and training.
3. Take a full length course or contact a supplier to complete your muffins education.
Interact with franchisers as part of your muffins education and trainingWhen it comes to learning about or operating a muffin business, one of the best source of materials is muffin franchisers. They have already done the leg-work in perfecting the product, they understand their marketplace and there is already built-in name recognition. Even if you ultimately open your own store or work in another aspect of the muffin business, seeking out franchisers who offer muffin training courses is a great place to start.
Find a seminar as part of your muffins education and trainingWhen it comes to understanding the business of muffins, it's best to go directly to the source and learn from the experts. Seek out bakeries that offer seminars and classes in making muffins. That way you'll not only learn the tricks of the trade but actually cook in a commercial kitchen setting which is quite a bit different than using the appliances at home.
Enroll in a course or contact a supplier for further education on muffinsAttending a baking school will give you a background in pastry and muffin making as well as making other sweet treats like cakes and cookies. Look for a baking school in your area or online. Another aspect to check out is contacting a supplier who will give you market research material which you can incorporate in your business.
- Keep your muffin recipes under wraps once you open your business. Remember your style of muffin (large, small or anything in between) and the taste of your muffins are the two aspects of your product that the customer is going to remember. Keeping your muffin recipe from being duplicated is of prime importance.