How To Start A Bread Bakery Business In Ghana

Are you looking to learn how to start a bakery business in Ghana? Then you just landed on the right page. Read on!

In times past and in the present times, bread has always had a place on the dining tables of every home. Different flavours and varieties of bread are being produced and sold in commercial quantities in Ghana.

Bread is readily available for purchase by people of all income levels both in the rural and urban areas of the country.

This general acceptance and patronage has made the bakery business a very profitable one. If you are interested in starting a bakery business, it is recommended that you learn what it takes to set up a successful bakery.

The information provided in this article does not in any way negate the need for you to conduct a feasibility study of a bakery business before taking a plunge.

The post is only meant to give you some basic insight into the business.

Before you decide to start a bread bakery business anywhere in Ghana, you first of all try to find out more about the business from those who are already into it and have spent years in the business. This will help you understand what you need to get started successfully as well as the pitfalls you need to avoid.

HOW TO START A BREAD BAKERY BUSINESS IN GHANA

Location

As expected, location is paramount to the success or
failure of any business. You need to look for a suitable
location for your bakery.

Do not locate your bakery in a
close cluster of buildings.

Also you must make sure
there is no other bakery in close proximity to yours —
to avoid competition.

Bakery equipment

If you want to run a hitch-free bakery, it is important
that you have the best equipment.

You will need
mixers of various sizes, refrigerators, display cases
and, the most important of all, a huge baking oven.
Some of the bakery owners we visited laid much
emphasis on the quality of your oven.
They stressed
that a poorly constructed oven could collapse and
cause a lot of damage.

So, it is recommended that you
hire someone who really understands the process of
constructing the oven when you’re ready to build yours.

Bakery licence

It is required that you register with the Association of
Ghanaian Bakers. They will provide you with the
necessary information you need and the rules that bind
the business in Ghana.

Staff

For a start, you can employ people to handle tasks
such as baking, someone to be working on the oven
and distributors.

A minimum of four employees will do.

Startup capital

It cannot be exactly stated how much is required to
start the business, since it depends on many factors,
such as location, availability of raw materials, and so
on. we advise you to do a feasibility plan first.

This will
give you a clearer picture of how much you need to get
started. You should have the capital to rent or buy a
building for your bakery.

Profit

Profit in this business depends largely on the area you
serve.

Some form of creativity can also increase the
level of patronage for your bread. Producing bread with
nice and distinctive flavour can set you apart from the
others.

Safety

For your safety and that of your employees, and for
savaging your bakery from serious fire damage, it
highly required that you install fire detectors and fire
extinguishers.

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