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What is the best way to start a business ?

like I said is my last Q&A I wan to be better than Gordon Ramsey so where do I start and when?

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Paul’s Answer

See what people value AND will pay money for. This is a discovery process!

You may have to try/think through lots of different things - and it involves talking with a LOT of people to figure out what pain points people have (what they would value improving), and how much they would pay.

This can be applied not just in a corporate career, but in a small business you create or otherwise.

Best of luck in your career journey!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. I am glad to hear that you would like to start your career culinary business.
Below are my suggestions:
1. Find out more receipts and try to practice on the cuisine you have interest. Practice makes perfect!
2. Attend culinary schools , e.g. Le Cordon Bleu Paris, etc. It can help you to learn more techniques and find out what area you have interested
3. Explore any intern opportunities in famous restaurants
4. After graduation from culinary schools, work in famous / prestige restaurants some time to practice and techniques. Also, you can observe the business model and establish people network.
5. Start a your restaurant in small scale or in the form of pop up store / in flea markets first.
Hope it helps! Good Luck!
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Mauricio Cisneiros’s Answer

By finding a small business class in a community college close by you. These classes usually only last a few hours and will guide you into the many intricacies of starting a business. You will learn how to build a business plan so you are less likely to fail in your new endeavor.
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Diane’s Answer

Klaire, I would start by talking to your local chamber of commerce and small business association: see what resources they have for free business plans and support for female business owners.

I also looked in the state of Texas and there are resources for women at the state level, I would also ask for recordings of the "2022 Women-Owned Business Series."

If you start to navigate these resources you should get 1) direction 2) free resources and 3) shape your business plan.

Don't compare yourself to others - make it your own unique journey!

I hope this helps and good luck!

Diane recommends the following next steps:

https://gov.texas.gov/organization/women/economic-opportunities
Thank you comment icon OMG thank you sooo much for this info this will really help me along the way!!❤❤❤ Klaire
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the smile - your note warmed my heart :) Diane Johnston
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Katherine’s Answer

As someone who has run a business for 15 years, I would say two good places to start, that you can take from, what works for you currently, but also come back to multiple times over time as you need, are Dave Ramsey's book Entreleadership and this workbook: (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/ldsorg/topics/self-reliance/2017/14678_sgmb_book_eng.pdf)
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Annie’s Answer

Here are three viable ideas to start a business in the culinary arts that can expose and educate you on what it takes to run a business. Start small and see what works for you in terms of what you are good at and enjoy and where you stumble then amplify what works and abandon what doesn't.

1. Homemade Baked Goods Business - Start a small business selling homemade baked goods like cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. You can sell the treats at school events or to friends and family.
2. Meal Prep Business: Offer meal prep services to busy students, individuals or even families. You can prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them or deliver them to your customers.
3. Catering Services: Start your own catering business by providing food for parties and special occasions. Offer a variety of menu options from appetizers to desserts.

Start small so you can get a sense of the cost of entry and so you have enough seed funding to get off the ground and can scale so you can keep going as opportunities and orders roll in.

Alternatively, there is no substitute for taking a job as a waitress or a kitchen assistant at a restaurant or some other role in the hospitality industry. The insights and learning's you gain will prove invaluable. For example, serving as a waitress will teach you customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, the ability to accept criticism, work well under pressure, and be thorough and pay attention to detail. A Kitchen Assistant will teach you all about prepping food items, maintaining the kitchen inventory, and cleaning storage areas. You'll also learn about management hierarchies e.g., A Kitchen Assistant usually reports to a Sous Chef or a Head Chef.

Best wishes to you!
Thank you comment icon Loved reading this, thanks! Klaire
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