So, you’ve decided to embrace your inner entrepreneur and start you own frozen yogurt business. You will no doubt find it to be a very cool way to make a living.
The first step, of course, to starting any new business is to create a business plan. This is the road map to your success and without a cohesive plan in place, many new start-up companies get lost.
In your business plan you will need to consider things such as licensing and permits, overall budget, your retail space and location, and of course, inventory and equipment. One of the main pieces of equipment your new business will require is a frozen yogurt machine. You will need to quickly decide whether you will rent a frozen yogurt machine, purchase a used one, or go with a brand new machine for your business.
If you are completely new to the frozen yogurt business and aren’t exactly sure which machine will suit all of your requirements, you may want to consider renting a unit as this is a great way to test a machine or two before investing in your own. Many rental companies offer servicing as well as training on the machine, which is another benefit of going this route.
Buying a used frozen yogurt machine is often a great way to get your hands on a solid unit for a fraction of the original purchase price. This is a great option for people who want to own their equipment outright but are on a tight budget. Here’s a tip when buying a used machine – look for frozen yogurt businesses that are going out of business and want to liquidate their inventory as quickly as possible. This scenario will generally get you the best price on a frozen yogurt machine.
And finally, you can purchase a completely new machine for your business. The price tag, of course, will be much steeper, but you will have peace of mind knowing you are the first and only owner as well as having a warranty for parts and labor, should any repairs be needed.
The best way to decide which option is right for your business is to sit down and work out a budget. Realistically how much can you afford to spend at this time? Once you have this figure you will know quickly if you will rent, purchase a used frozen yogurt machine, or buy a completely new model.
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