Moving Your Gelato Business Outside the Home

September 13, 2016 by  
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Lots of businesses start out as home businesses and grow into something great. Gelato and ice cream businesses are no exception. There are many American households who bake goods and make ice cream or sweet treats on the side. The fun comes in building that business to expand outside the house. You’ll need a business plan, some basic funding (can be bootstrapped), gelato supplies, and a space to rent.

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Step One: Finding a Space

The minimum space requirement for most gelato stores is about 600 square feet, but can be as high as 1200 square feet. As you’re looking at a space to rent, you need to be conscious of expenses and potential for foot traffic. Rent will cost most people a minimum of about $40,000 per year. Bear that number in mind as you’re considering your potential expenses, like the costs to order ice cream spoons or pay employees. There is also interest to consider if you plan to take out a loan to cover these costs.

Step Two: Calculating Supply Costs

The most crucial step in moving from a home business to a store front is in managing your inventory, which is the single biggest factor in determining whether you sink or swim in the retail world. Order in bulk to cut costs, especially on non perishables like frozen yogurt cups. You shouldn’t order your ice cream stocks too far in advance, as it could spoil the final product either with frostbite or expiration dates.

Step Three: Employees

The single biggest cost you’re likely to incur running your own operation is the cost of hiring others to work with you. Your best option to lower these costs is to take a direct hand in managing day-to-day efforts at your shop. You’ll need three people at any given moment to run the store effectively, but two can do the job on non-busy days (such as weekdays). You’ll also need to hire part timers to cover the odd shift here and there. All of these expenses quickly add up, especially if you have employees in reserve.

Final Thoughts

Once you’ve calculated your costs, you should factor about $1,000 in sales per day. It’s a modest goal for a 70-80 hour work week, and you should be able to hit that on most days. Failing to hit that goal isn’t the end of the world, but it will reduce your revenues from the business.
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A guide to pricing and costs of Ice cream equipment and supplies

June 20, 2016 by  
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If you are planning on opening an ice cream shop or adding ice cream to your current business, it will be important to estimate how much ice cream shop supplies will cost you. To plan for your pricing and costs, it is best to check your area or online, for the ice cream equipment you require.

Ice cream shop supplies will fall into three main areas. They are as follows;

Ice cream machines- There are a number of machines that will make and serve one flavour of ice cream. This will cost you about $8,600- $10,000 for a countertop soft serve machine. Floor models will cost you between $19,000 – $21,000, but can create and serve more than one flavour. Hard ice cream makers, that can be placed on a countertop, will cost from $9,000 – $10,000.

Ice cream shop display cases – Stainless steel displays with glass windows range from $18,000 – $20,000 up wards. They generally range from 46 inches by 66 inches. Used display cases will cost roughly one third the price. Smaller display cases, that are designed for selling pre packaged ice creams, will cost from $1,100 – $2,000, while used will cost $400- $600.

Ice cream suppliers for disposable items – Disposable frozen yogurt spoons and cups will need to be costed as a running cost of serving ice cream. Tasting spoons will cost $25-$30 for 3,000.

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Gelato Products has everything you need for your ice cream parlor, including frozen yogurt paper cups and other ice cream shop supplies.

 

Reasons to Install French Doors

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French doors are one of the most popular choices for interior doors. They are a great choice for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance and class to their home. They are also incredibly versatile, making them a perfect addition to almost any home regardless of the interior design or architecture. Here are a few of the reasons why French doors are one of the best interior door styles:

Getting Light Into a Room

One of the key features of interior French doors is the use of glass as a design element. French doors usually have several windows or glass elements, or even a large piece of glass with wood accents. This means that they let in a tremendous amount of light. If you are looking for an interior door that is facing a den or office space, this can be a perfect way to make your room feel brighter.

Opening Up Space

A French door is a great solution if you want to make a room feel bigger than it is. This is because of the use of glass throughout the door, which opens up the space and makes it feel larger and more inviting.

Wide Range of Designs

Shopping for French interior doors is fun for many people because of the many different design options that are available. This starts with the use of glass. Depending on how the glass windows are integrated, you can have a classic look or one that is completely modern. Using different types of glass can also change the look and feel of a French interior door. You’ll never have to settle for a door design that you don’t like when you are looking for French interior doors.

Plenty of Material Options

Interior French doors have traditionally been made from wood, which is still a popular choice for homeowners who want a classic look. However, there are now many different types of French door materials to choose from. You can select a French door that uses fiberglass, steel or aluminum depending on which one will fit best with the rest of your home.

Energy Efficiency

French doors are more than just stylish; they are also very energy efficient. They are very airtight and do a good job of reducing leaks that can cause you to use more heating or air conditioning than you need. You can extend the energy efficiency of your French doors by using high-efficiency glass.

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More than 100,000 customers have turned to ETO Doors for their new or replacement interior and exterior doors. The company sells high-quality products at affordable prices.

Getting Your Gelateria Off To A Good Start

July 20, 2015 by  
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Producing gourmet gelato is a fairly competitive niche industry so here follow some tips for starting your own successful gelato shop. If you’re planning on opening your own gelateria it is vital you have the passion and skills to produce premier gelato. It is also important you stay up to date with industry innovations and search out creative, new flavors; this will distinguish you from other gelato shops, and keep your regulars happy while attracting new trade.

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Beyond your overheads (rental, wages, and utilities) which are relatively low for a gourmet food business, the specialist machinery needed to produce gelato accounts for the largest share of your investment outlay. The expected food costs are also low at around 20 percent but as the unit price is also generally lower, you need to ensure adequate trade volume to turn a healthy profit.

This means picking the perfect location for your gelateria. Your gelato shop doesn’t need to be large, it just needs to be ideally placed to capture the passing trade. Make sure your décor is bright and attractive to match the delicious gourmet gelato you are selling. You will also need ice cream shop supplies such as frozen yoghurt spoons etc.

Gelato Products is one of the premier online frozen yoghurt paper cups suppliers dealing in gelato supplies.

Creating a Proper Storage Case for Your Valuables

June 17, 2015 by  
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Creating-a-Proper-Storage-Case-for-Your-ValuablesIt’s in every spy movie: the sleek chrome case full of jewels, or that special hard drive or a gun. These cases not only look cool, they serve a valuable purpose. You don’t need to be a super spy to own one either. Someone with a flute or even a few watches might like foam inserts that will keep their valuables from being jostled around during transport. You can have a sleek case of your own, without breaking the bank, if you read on.
Reduce Jostling
Smaller objects have a tendency to shuffle around and break as they are transported, especially if they are handled by careless ground crews. A strip of foam, the same kind of foam used to make a custom cushion, can be placed inside the case between the top lid and the item itself. The combined pressure of the shut case and the foam pressing down will keep whatever is in the case from moving around.
Choose a Durable Case
The reason many people use a steel or metal case is because of durability. These cases don’t scratch or dent easily, which means they are compact and able to fit into smaller spaces without fear of your belongings becoming damaged.
Identify Your Luggage
The final tip is to leave space for you to identify your luggage. Most of these steel cases don’thave some handy name placard that can hold an address card. Attach a quality luggage tag to your suitcase if you plan to do any kind of travelling. Whatever is in your cool case isn’t something you’ll want to part with easily.
Bio: Carlo Badalamenti is the marketing manager for The Foam Factory, and a prominent guest blogger discussing DIY projects involving foam for the home.

Tips for Good Homemade Gelato

April 11, 2015 by  
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Gelato is a rich-textured, dense and highly flavored ice cream which originates from Italy. It smoothness is renowned throughout the world. There has been a surge in gelato shops all around the globe due to the popularity that this dessert has experienced and the variety of flavors that can be offered. However, the dessert can also be made at home using ingredients that can easily be found such as eggs, sugar, milk and cream.

Planning ahead

If you are preparing for any forthcoming family party or gathering, you can even made large quantities well ahead and have them chilled for the special occasion. This dessert is well appreciated amongst children and is a great way to integrate more fresh fruits in their diets. The tips below might be handy if you are considering making your gelato at home.

Use Whole Milk

The general perception might be that cream is able to give a more smooth texture rather than just milk. However, the fat contained in cream tends to coat the tongue during tasting. This numbs out any flavor that the gelato might contain. Instead, whole milk is lighter and will contribute to bring out the taste.

Have the Right Supplies

An ice cream churner is an essential investment if you wish to make ice cream on a regular basis from home. Having gelato supplies in bulk would also keep your prepared for any party or improvised family visits.

Gelato Products specializes in various supplies for ice cream shops including frozen yogurt supplies and frozen yogurt cups.

Throwing An Ice Cream Party

January 13, 2015 by  
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While summertime is the perfect moment to throw a an ice cream party, you might already start thinking ahead for your next one. This would especially be the case if a member of your family has a birthday around summertime or if there is any summertime event that you would have liked to celebrate. The list below might help you in creating your to-do list for the ice cream party.

Ice Cream

Since you are hosting an ice cream party, you would be needing copious amounts of it. You might consider allowing at least two servings per guest when calculating the amount required for the party. Children’s servings would be around one cup of ice cream for the whole party. If vegetarians or vegan friends are coming around, you might consider dairy free and ice cream that do not contain gelatin. You can also provide frozen yogurt as a low fat content dessert.

Flavors

Flavors should be diverse but you might keep classic classic flavors such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry as staples since these are the most popular ones. Otherwise you might consider asking your ice cream provider to make a different or new flavor just for the party.

Toppings

You would be needing fruits, nuts are well as cookies to top the ice creams. You might also consider making or buying caramel and chocolate sauces.

Supplies

You might consider getting your frozen yogurt supplies for the party by ordering them a few weeks in advance. You might be able to strike deals on frozen yogurt spoons and cups.

Gelato Products sells supplies including frozen yogurt paper cups and delivers anywhere in the USA

Keep a Clean Home This Summer

August 22, 2014 by  
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With summer in full swing, you may have mixed emotions if you’re a parent. It’s definitely tough having your kids away from school all day. Although it’s nice to see them run around and have a good time, it can also be quite exhausting. Plus, there’s all the extra cleaning they make necessary.

So you need to look for as many ways as possible to make sure you show them a good time without making too much work for yourself. There are several ways to do this and part of it just comes down to enforcing rules so they won’t make unnecessary messes.

However, there are other ways to keep a clean home that are actually pretty smart. For example, purchase gelato supplies and you can have them and their friends in the kitchen with all the ice cream they want to keep cool. However as you’re using gelato spoons and cups, cleanup is a breeze. Just throw it all away when you’re done, hand out napkins and you’re good to go. That’s really all there is to it.

So this summer, work smarter, not harder.

 

When you need products for your gelato store, it couldn’t be easier remembering whom to go to. After all, the store itself is called Gelato Products. There you’ll find a gelato suppliers’paradise with things like frozen yogurt spoons, cups, napkins, covers and just about anything else you need to make your store a success at a low price.

Three Creative Ways to Use Gelato Supplies At Home

July 30, 2014 by  
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You don’t have to own a gelateria to get creative with gelato supplies, such as cups, spoons, and to-go containers. In fact, there are many fun and easy ways to use gelato supplies right at home. Do you enjoy DIY projects? Do you have children? Then you just might enjoy these ideas. Gelato Products, an online retailer of gelato supplies, provides the following creative ways to use their outstanding supplies at home.

Throw an Ice Cream Party

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Whether you have children or a few friends who love dessert, an ice cream party is a great way to treat family and friends to a fun time. But you can’t have an ice cream party without proper ice cream cups and spoons. To throw an official party, consider ordering a set of ice cream cups that you would normally find in an ice cream shop or gelateria. You can also order traditional ice cream spoons. Consider setting up cute tables and chairs and get festive with the right décor. An ice cream party is a great theme for your kid’s b-day party, a summer celebration, or a fun night with family and friends.

Easy-To-Make Party Favors

Are you throwing a birthday party or bridal shower? Regardless of the event, it’s possible to create simple party favors using gelato cups. We recommend small rotunda cups, because they are tall and available in various hues and sizes. Simply order the number of cups you need from a reliable supply store. Next, fill the cup with goodies such as candy, toys, and other small gift items. Next, wrap the cups in clear cellophane and tie the top with a colorful ribbon. Finally, complete the party favor by adding a gift to the ribbon. For example, if you’re creating party favors for a baby shower, you can glue tiny bottles on the outside of the cups or directly on to the ribbon.

Eco-Friendly Party Cups

Are you planning a large event such as wedding or family reunion? Are you concerned about our planet? Many people purchase disposable cups and utensils for large parties and events, but these supplies are harmful to our planet and extremely wasteful. Instead of buying regular paper and plastic supplies you would find at your local grocery store, consider going green at your next party. Purchase earth-friendly cups and spoons to surprise your guests and offer a unique dining experience. You can easily find earth-friendly dessert cups, coffee cups, ice cream spoons and other supplies.
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Gelato Products is an online retailer of gelato supplies and ice cream shop supplies, including ice cream spoons, cups, and to-go containers. 

Making homemade gelato

June 13, 2014 by  
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There’s something different when it comes to getting things done at home. Whether you’re looking for a home cooked meal or a nice pastry for dessert, there really is fulfillment and satisfaction to doing things by yourself. Did you know that you can make your own gelato at home? All you need are pan liner lids as well as gelato supplies as well as ingredients that you need to make the flavors that you want. Making your own gelato at home can be a lot of fun if you know what to do. As a matter of fact, gelato isn’t really ice cream in the sense that it doesn’t contain so much dairy products as ice cream does. What you need is an egg custard as well as light cream or milk. You can combine a great deal of flavors to this base, and it’s a great idea for you to try out fruity flavors. If you’re lactose intolerant, you can opt for lactose-free milk or cream or even soy milk. To get things started, you need to heat the cream till it’s boiling and let it cool for a little while. Then, beat your egg yolks with your sugar until the mixture gets thick and creamy. Once you have this, mix your cream slowly with your eggs. Put your whole mixture over a pan of simmering water, stir your mixture with a wooden spoon, remove your bowl from the simmering water and let it cool. Then put it in the ice cream maker.

Gelato pan liners don’t have to be expensive. You just have to know where to buy them.