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Open Your Own Chocolate Shop

How to Become a Chocolatier and 
Start a Gourmet Chocolate Business

Do you love chocolate? Imagine owning a rewarding retail business that allows you to profit from your passion for fine chocolate. You can when you open your own gourmet chocolate shop.

Gourmet chocolate (also known as premium, prestige, or luxury chocolate) is the fastest growing segment of the chocolate industry, with sales increasing at double-digit rates every year for the past seven years. 

Gourmet chocolates often are imported or handcrafted (also known as artisan chocolates), and consumers are willing to pay more to enjoy this "everyday indulgence."

There are many benefits to opening your own gourmet chocolate business. When you open a gourmet chocolate business you will have a shop that is exciting and festive. You will be surrounded by high quality merchandise, artfully displayed, with customers eagerly exploring your store. 

You will have the pleasure of helping people find that perfect gift, and watching your customers enjoy special chocolate treats.

“I love what I do and consider myself the luckiest woman on earth. I wake up every morning and love going to work. It’s always interesting with different projects and meeting new people."
   — Bobbie Burt, Chocolatier
       Owner of Chocolate Heaven
       Scottsdale, Arizona
As a chocolate shop owner, you will have the freedom to make your own decisions and express your own creative spirit throughout your store. 

When you open a gourmet chocolate shop, you will have insider information about the latest trends and most sought after chocolates. You will have access to some of the world's finest chocolates and you will have the luxury of selling the type of chocolates you want to sell. 

For example, here are some of the chocolate products that you can choose from when deciding what to offer in your chocolate shop:

  • organic chocolates
  • exotic flavored chocolates
  • chocolates with health benefits
  • high cacao content chocolate
  • Fair Trade chocolates
  • imported truffles
  • single origin chocolates
  • hand-made bonbons
  • chocolate barks
  • gourmet nuts
  • flavored cocoa mixes
  • and more
If opening a gourmet chocolate store sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Chocolate Shop Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the retail chocolate business. 

The how to start a chocolate shop guide offers insider tips and expert advice from successful chocolate shop owners and other chocolate industry experts. The experts who share advice in this guide include:

  • Renowned chocolate expert Carole Bloom, who has been the national spokesperson for the Chocolate Manufacturers Association and whose books include All About Chocolate (winner of Best Chocolate Book at Eurochocolate)
  • Michael Antonorsi and Richard Antonorsi, co-founders of Chuao Chocolatier, a Venezuelan chocolatier pioneering fusion chocolate in the United States.
  • Jean Thompson, CEO and owner of Seattle Chocolate Company, a chocolate manufacturer that creates and markets chocolates especially for women
The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open a chocolate shop in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a chocolate shop in any country. It includes:
How to Start a Chocolate Shop Business
  • How to create a business plan for your chocolate shop (includes a sample chocolate shop business plan)
  • Deciding what kind of chocolate shop to open, with overviews of:
    • Chocolate specialties
    • Contemporary chocolate trends
    • Fastest-growing products
  • An overview of options for your chocolate shop business: 
    • Buying an existing chocolate store (including how to find chocolate shops for sale) 
    • Buying a chocolate shop franchise (including an overview of leading chocolate franchises)
    • Opening a new chocolate shop 
  • Advice on choosing a name and signage for your chocolate shop
  • Where to get start-up financing for your chocolate business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Information about the different legal structures for businesses and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your chocolate shop
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your chocolate shop, including information about permits and leases
  • Creating the interior design of your chocolate shop with tips on how to display items to increase sales 
  • Information on the types of licenses and insurance you will need to start your chocolate shop business
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start a retail chocolate shop business and where to get them
  • How to get inventory for your chocolate shop including information on:
    • Chocolate trade shows
    • Where to find wholesalers of chocolates and buyers' guides
    • Tips on negotiating the best terms with suppliers

Managing Your Chocolate Shop
  • How to develop effective systems for operating your chocolate shop on a daily basis (including opening and closing duties, and sales procedures)
  • How to set your prices (includes a sample price list for chocolate products)
  • Accepting payments from customers
  • How to organize inventory in your chocolate shop
  • Theft prevention techniques
  • Computer software that can help you manage your inventory of chocolate products
  • Ways to attract customers to your chocolate shop through advertising and low cost publicity
  • How to plan your grand opening
  • Creating a website to sell chocolate locally and internationally
  • Increasing sales with effective customer relations, including how to get repeat business
  • How to handle difficult customers
  • How to find and hire great chocolate shop employees
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Links to the best free resources for starting your chocolate shop business
  • Chocolate-based activities and events, including clubs, tours, tastings, and festivals
  • How to develop your knowledge of chocolate
  • Valuable samples and checklists for starting your chocolate shop, including: 
    • Sample business plan for a chocolate shop
    • Sample chocolate shop floor plan
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample budgets for a chocolate shop
    • Sample daily sales report
    • Sample chocolate shop price list
    • Sample press release
    • Checklist to evaluate competing chocolate shops
    • Checklist for finding the perfect location
    • Supplies checklist
    • Store operations checklist
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to open a chocolate shop. The FabJob Guide to Become a Chocolate Shop Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to open your own chocolate shop.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Sunday, November 23, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97. You can earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you open a chocolate shop much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to open a chocolate shop.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Chocolate Shop Owner takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to open and operate your chocolate shop. The guide offers insider advice from experts currently working in the chocolate business to help you achieve your own success as a gourmet chocolate shop owner."
—Brenna Pearce, Editor

"Like coffee, the consumer is more knowledgeable and demanding about chocolate these days. As a result, you are seeing a move toward higher end chocolates by the consumer."
– Tony Miller, Chocolatier and owner of Treat Sweets at Paraíso, Newbury Park, California

"People love interesting flavors. We make a chile-vanilla truffle that people can't get enough of, and there's a bourbon truffle that lots of people request. I’ve been experimenting with chai tea and rose petal truffles that everyone loves, too."
– Brian Pelletier, Chocolatier and owner of Kakao Chocolate, St. Louis, Missouri 

Tony Miller and Brian Pelletier are two of the chocolate shop experts who gave advice in this FabJob guide.


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