How to start a Bakery in Nigeria – Step By Step Guide.

How to start a Bakery in Nigeria – Step By Step Guide.

How to start a Bakery in Nigeria, In Nigeria, Bread happens to be the third most popular food. It is widely consumed across the continents by almost all citizens, ethnics and religions groups. Everyone likes the smell and taste of bread, especially when it is freshly baked. It is one of the quickest and cheapest food to get your hands on in time of hunger. With these in mind, we can safely conclude that starting a bread bakery business most especially in Nigeria is going to be a viable business idea.

How to start a Bakery in Nigeria

WHAT Is BAKERY?

A bakery is the home of production to all food made with flour such as bread, cakes, pastries, cookies and many more.

How to Start Bread Production Business

* DECIDE ON THE KIND OF BAKERY YOU WILL LOVE To RUN: 

The kind of bakery you will run will be dependent on your skills, your resources, time, goals and budgets.

You may decide to run an online bakery which doesn’t need a store, you only need to work from your home then put up good pictures of your work on your website where customers can place orders. Many Nigerians run online bakeries by websites and Instagram pages.

You can also choose to run a specialty service if you specialize in a certain kind of service like wedding cakes, bread and snacks for diabetic patients and for fit family. You get to choose whether to operate from your home or rent a shop. There are very many specialty shops in Nigeria; some are online while most of them operate in stores.

* GET TRAINED

If you take a look at some skill-base businesses in this blog, acquiring experiences and training seems to be in all the articles. That’s because through training, knowledge to excel in any type of business is gained. Don’t overlook knowledge. Look for bakery businesses around and apply to work.

Getting life experience is a huge advantage and will give you the confidence and momentum needed to start your bread bakery business. There are also some skill acquisition centers, either from the government or private organization. No matter what it cost, enroll and get the skill. You can’t do without it in this business.

* GeT A BUSINESS PLAN

In my opinion, a bread bakery business plan is one of the important variables needed to ensure business success. Start with a feasibility study, it will help you to draw out a detailed business plan for your bread bakery business. Don’t underestimate the power of a business plan, it’s a blueprint to success.

With a good business plan, the overalls nitty-gritty of the business is made known. You’ll know the equipment to purchase, your top competitors, amount to start with and the important mechanism to set in place before the commencement of business.

* COST OF START UP

You need finance to start a bread bakery business. I’m not fond of making estimate cause it varies and believe me, I aren’t going to make it today. Through your business plan, you know the amount needed depending on the scale or size of the business.

* HIRE EXPERIENCED WORKERS.

Starting a bread bakery business means working collectively with workers, performing related activities to achieve a goal. You don’t just need “anyhow” staff, you need experienced and competent individuals who are passionate about penetrating the market. The marketplace is a war zone and you need warriors to surviv

*DECIDE ON THE KIND OF BAKERY YOU WANT TO RUN.

Knowing the kind of bakery you will like to run help boost your skills, resources, time, goals and budgets.

You may decide to run an online bakery which doesn’t need a store, you only need to work from your home then put up good pictures of your work on your website where customers can place orders. Many Nigerians run online bakeries by websites and Instagram pages.

You can also choose to run a specialty service if you specialize in a certain kind of service like wedding cakes, bread and snacks for diabetic patients and for fit family. You get to choose whether to operate from your home or rent a shop. There are very many specialty shops in Nigeria; some are online while most of them operate in stores.

*REGISTER YOUR BAKERY

Make your bakery legal by registering it with appropriate authorities like the association of Nigerian bakers. Get a lawyer to do the necessary paper work for your license and obtain NAFDAC approval to ensure that your products are safe for consumption.

Risks Involves In Bread Bakery Business

Like most business on earth, there are risks involved which you’d do well to be aware of. And being aware of these risks will help you plan properly on how to completely avoid or minimize them. It will also help you to properly plan your income and expenditure. Below are some of the popular risks in the business.

*THEFT

you are likely to be faced with theft because you will be producing in large quantities, it might go unnoticed that a few loaves are missing on a daily basis and this will affect your profits. The theft maybe carried out by your staff or by other people who get into the premises. This can be checked by installation of cameras for security and making adequate provisions for other security measures.

*SPOILAGE /  FLUCTUATION OF PRICES

Constant fluctuation of prices in goods like flour and other ingredients used for baking may minimize your profits. If your production costs are too high, you may end up with little or no profits.

When you suffer spoilage or in cases where bread and other snacks get burnt, your input will be way higher than your output and this signifies a loss. The only way to put these in check is to ensure vigilance and discipline of staff, maintain your equipment as such that they don’t develop faults that mess up an entire batch of production.

*Police Harassment

Because bread is a ready made fast food, Police may stop your supply vehicle on the road even when you did’t do a thing and demand that you give them some breads. Though you are not under obligation to give but if you don’t, they may try to victimize you in other ways.

By the time you do that to and fro, imagine how many loaves of bread you would have lost? Road safety, LASTMA, and other agencies are equally there.

IN CONCLUSION

Starting a Bread Bakery Business is not rocket science. It’s all about getting trained, drawing your business plan and making your finance ready. Bread is a profitable business and can make you a millionaire if your ball is played well. Bread business is an unexplored goldmine.

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