Updated: March 29, 2019
Bread is a staple food everywhere. In the Philippines, it is consumed as much as rice every day, especially during breakfast and merienda.
Hence, starting a bakery business is a promising venture. And fortunately, it doesn’t require a lot of capital to put up your own panaderya in your local area.
If you’re hoping to go into the bread business, then below are some tips that can help you start a bakery business in the Philippines.
Basics of Running a Pinoy Bake Shop
Before anything else, you need to ask yourself if this is the type of business you really want to put up and manage in the long run.
After all, this will be a responsibility that you will handle every day. So it’s important to have the interest in baking and bread preparation if you want to be successful in this business.
First of all, you have to study the specifics of the Filipino bakery industry. You need to know how you can successfully sell pan de sal and other bread products in your area. Do your homework – research.
Putting up your own bakery requires baking skills and knowledge in breads and pastries. You can enroll in baking lessons or training offered by TESDA or other culinary schools. Do not decide to start a bakery business if you don’t know how to bake. Knowing the baking process will make things easier for you as you manage your business.
It may take one month or so before you can learn how to bake. Make sure you’ll get a certificate after the training to show as proof to your customers. This will attract more customers because certificates from formal trainings vouch your familiarity with the business.
Hands-on training will help you develop your baking skills. You can work with flour mills in your area to fully understand how things work. Remember, practical is better than theory. So go ahead and discover how you can enrich your baking knowledge through local baking courses.
Also, it’s important to find a good location. Some decide to put up their bakery business in their house. This is a practical decision since you don’t need to rent a place for your bake shop. You just need to register your business and you’re good to go.
Food businesses like bakeries require human traffic. That means it’s advantageous to put it up in residential areas, bear schools, the local market, and adjacent to hospitals. Terminals are also an ideal place to put up your bakery business.
Furthermore, develop your products that are appealing to your target market. You can research the best-selling baked products of other shops to see if it will work for you.
For example, if you are planning to put up a bakery in Manila, then sell bread that Manilenos like such as ensaymada, monay, tasty breads, and of course, pan de sal. Experiment and see what would appeal to your customers.
One basic rule in all businesses is to start small. Do what you can and use what you have. It’s not even advisable to loan big amount of money if you’re not sure how to run your business yet.
If your business is growing, that’s the time you can expand your products and branches. Decide on the right equipment you will use and buy supplies as needed. Do not overspend.
- Some of the equipment you need includes bakery oven, dough mixer, bread crusher, bread slicer, and baking trays. Canvas before deciding to buy these essentials.
- Maintain the quality and consistency of your products.
- Good tasting bread will always attract customers. Focus on your ingredients and recipes. Be consistent in the taste of your products.<.li>
- Learn from the people who buy your products. You can improve your current offers to get more customers.
- Consider local regulations in your area. Secure your business permit, DTI certification, and other important documents.
As you grow your business, manage your resources well. Be thrifty and prudent in all your transactions especially if it involves your money. Aside from time, you also need to be responsible in your duties as the boss.
Be patient in understanding your business. The first steps are always the hardest. So you need to be passionate when dealing with people that can help you to become successful in the bakery business.