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How to Open a Financially Successful Bakery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    cookie-cutter approach

    WARNING: This book takes a cookie-cutter approach (no pun intended) to starting a bakery and is frankly a purely LAZY endeavor on the part of the authors. Most of the book is general information on opening ANY retail establishment and running a business, including tax information, labor laws, employer relations, marketing, picking a location, etc. And the only six pages that would seem to have useful information, like the type of equipment you need, the layout of your bakery, and more are shallow at best with few details. Instead the authors, instead of actually writing about running a bakery, refer the reader to website after website. Also there is absolutely no information on planning production schedules, how to streamline the work in the kitchen and how to prioritize your work schedule, how many cookie racks, cooling racks, trays ovens you'll need -- which are all vital action items for running any food establishment. In fact the little salient information there is in this book could have been summarized in a brochure or a pamphlet. If I had wanted to buy a book on running a general retail business I would have bought one. Save your money and look elsewhere.

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