How do I start a donut shop and bakery with minimal start up costs?

Answer

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You might check with other shops & retail outlets in your selected area(s) that don't offer this service, and consider a sublet of some of their space. Also check with bakeries that are not in your area to see if they may be considering an equipment upgrade, and purchasing their current equipment. This is a win/win for both parties. Also look at local classifieds for used equipment, or local restaurant supply outlets. Also, consider sharing similar equipment with another restaurant, such as a pizza outlet. They use similar equipment, and use these items at a different time that a normal donut shop. You might trade your labor in making their dough(s) for use of their equipment. Hope that helps