Bakery business “How did you start?”
Happy New Year!
Today, I wanted to talk about “starting the business”.
I am often asked about how I started SUZUYA. Even during this pandemic, pastry chefs I used to work with are looking for a location to open a bakery. It was very interesting to me that more people are looking into starting a bakery business during this pandemic.
In fact, when we decided to let our original location(Durango location) go, we found someone that wanted to take over the spot within a few days!!! They are already getting ready to open their bakery. So our first location will be another bakery very soon.
It was all very quick and I realized that many people are now trying to open their own business. I see a lot of individuals trying to create products and services and sell them on instagram or Facebook.
Personally, I really like the vibe of the passion. When someone asks, I try to answer how I started my business, SUZUYA.
I established SUZUYA in 2012, so it has been a little over 8years. Food business is very hard to survive. More than 60% won’t last the first year. And 80% within 5years. That means SUZUYA is in the 20% of all food businesses that opened in 2012 that are still operating.
Of course, it wasn’t easy at all. It was the hardest thing I have ever done and still continuing.
In the next few blogs, I want to talk more about what I was asked by others and how I started SUZUYA . I am hoping that I can share my experience in what to do or not to do!