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Old 10-25-2012, 06:18 PM   #21
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It's a fad.

It's popular now , but it won't be next year or the year after.

It's not like a bakery shop where you can get cakes, pies, cookies as well as CUPCAKES.


I mean, how often have you eaten cupcakes in the past year and how bad to you want them to make a separate trip to the store to get them ?
+1 just like frozen yogurt places and cookie shops.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:38 PM   #22
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no real baking skills needed for cupcakes=profit
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I think they make the majority of their money through catering. Depends on your connections and the competition in the area.
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Yes, but people buy cupcakes by the dozen, they don't hit on the cashiers behind the counter and you don't need a bouncer.
That sounds a lot like a shop I go to that sells beer. You can drink it there, get a half gallon to go, and there certainly isn't a bouncer.
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You're too late. They are everywhere. Find another niche and start it, rather than chase a common one.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #27
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You're too late. They are everywhere. Find another niche and start it, rather than chase a common one.
i somewhat agree. but trying to guess what the next fad is, or rather trying to start one, is risky business.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #28
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i somewhat agree. but trying to guess what the next fad is, or rather trying to start one, is risky business.
Come up with an idea.
Pitch the idea to a reality show producer.
Win.
You have a reality show and you have the franchise.

That is how Pawn Stars (Las Vegas) became famous.
They sold the idea to a producer.

But I may not be the best person to consult. I don't think that we need another burger joint, but 5 Guys , In N Out......just opened in our area. And they are doing well.....
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- Medical Marijuana Dispensary (seem to be popping up everywhere, which maybe explains all of the cupcakes and food trucks)
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Cakes and pies!!!!!!!!cakes and pies!!
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Cakes and pies!!!!!!!!cakes and pies!!
steak?... no mistake... aww you got me all excited.
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I eat flour and sh!t cupcakes. Does that help this thread at all?
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I eat flour and sh!t cupcakes. Does that help this thread at all?
Only if you use your dingle berries as sprinkles.
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Extremely profitable if you can sell. There is a couple around my house that are successfully, $3 for a cupcake and most people walk out with a dozen. The box is probably the most expensive cost. Flour, sugar, water, icing are cheap. I honestly don't know how they survive. I would never spend $36 on a dozen of cupcakes.
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Burgers is the #1 fad in the country right now. Food trucks isn't a fad, as each one can serve something else.
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Its nice that you and your family supports your sisters dreams. But just because she can bake a mean cupcake does not mean she can run a business. it takes a lot to run even the smallest of business's, whose gona do her books daily, make sure there is enough product, order products from vendors, pay sales tax every month. Is she willing to work 7 days a week and stay ontop of her employees to make sure no ones kiting from the register? Is she willing to be the last person to get paid IF theres profit left at the end of the week/month? My suggestion is that she go work at a bakery, get the experience she needs, and not just on how to bake but on how to run basic day to day operations.
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trend. not even as big as frozen yogurt, but it's something small businesses are working with, cupcakes somehow made it viral and everyone is looking into opening one now
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Its nice that you and your family supports your sisters dreams. But just because she can bake a mean cupcake does not mean she can run a business. it takes a lot to run even the smallest of business's, whose gona do her books daily, make sure there is enough product, order products from vendors, pay sales tax every month. Is she willing to work 7 days a week and stay ontop of her employees to make sure no ones kiting from the register? Is she willing to be the last person to get paid IF theres profit left at the end of the week/month? My suggestion is that she go work at a bakery, get the experience she needs, and not just on how to bake but on how to run basic day to day operations.
i'm more into the business side of things. i have the knowledge to manage a store like this and have the access to knowledge to run a business if i need it.
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