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Open Your Own Ice Cream Shop

What could be more fun than opening an ice cream shop? As the owner of an ice cream shop you will have a career that is fun, creative and rewarding in so many ways.

If you love to see people enjoying themselves, the ice cream business is for you. When you open an ice cream shop you will have the opportunity to make people happy every day as they enjoy special treats and celebrate special occasions.
“When people come for ice cream they are usually celebrating something. The smiles on ice cream eaters’ faces is the most rewarding thing to me!”
   — Pam Nardinelli, Owner
       Marble Slab Creamery
       Woodland, California
As an ice cream shop owner, you will have the opportunity to sell a popular product that people love. Plus, when you open your own ice cream shop (also known as an ice cream parlor, ice cream store, or ice cream salon) you have the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss.

You can make your ice cream business what you want it to be. You might decide to open an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that becomes a popular attraction for tourists, a scoop shop selling a high volume of take-out ice cream, or even a low-risk ice cream cart business.

You could aim to please as many tastes as possible by offering a wide variety of ice cream flavors in regular ice cream, or you might choose to specialize. Maybe you imagine having a shop that offers special frozen dessert products such as:

  • Premium or super-premium ice cream
  • Organic ice cream
  • All-natural ice cream
  • Exotic ice cream
  • Ethnic ice cream
  • Soft-serve ice cream
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Frozen custard
  • Gelato 
If owning an ice cream shop sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become an Ice Cream Shop Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the ice cream business.

The ice cream shop guide offers insider tips and expert advice from successful ice cream shop owners and other industry experts. The experts who share advice in this guide include:

  • Gary Bales, president of Carvel Corporation, which has about 500 franchised ice cream outlets in the United States
  • Katie Dolan Dix, a director of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association and owner of Capannari Ice Cream in Mount Prospect, Illinois
  • Pam Nardinelli, owner of a Marble Slab Creamery franchise in Woodlawn, California
  • Aaron Serruya, co-founder of Yogen Fruz, a Toronto-based company selling frozen yogurt in over 1,100 franchised outlets around the world
The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open an ice cream shop in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening an ice cream shop in any country. It includes:
How to Start an Ice Cream Shop Business
  • How to create a business plan for your ice cream shop (includes a sample business plan for a frozen yogurt shop)
  • Deciding what kind of ice cream shop to open
  • An overview of options for your ice cream shop business: 
    • Buying an existing ice cream shop (including how to find ice cream shops for sale) 
    • Buying an ice cream shop franchise 
    • Opening a new ice cream shop
  • Choosing a name for your ice cream shop
  • Where to get start-up financing for your ice cream shop business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Information about important business matters including insurance and whether you should incorporate
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your ice cream shop
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your ice cream shop, including information about permits and leases
  • Interior and exterior design of your ice cream shop
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start an ice cream shop (for storing, scooping, and selling ice cream) and where to get it
  • How to get inventory for your ice cream shop including information about:
    • wholesalers of ice creams and frozen desserts
    • suppliers of commercial ice cream making equipment

Managing Your Ice Cream Shop
  • How to develop effective systems for running your ice cream shop on a daily basis
  • How to set your prices (plus advice on selling ice cream for a higher price)
  • Accepting payments from customers
  • Ice cream shop theft prevention techniques
  • Computer software that can help you manage your ice cream inventory
  • Ways to attract visitors to your ice cream shop through advertising and low cost publicity
  • How to organize a grand opening for your ice cream shop 
  • Increasing sales of your ice cream shop with effective customer relations, including:
    • How to greet customers
    • Handling difficult customers
    • How to get repeat business
  • How to find and hire great ice cream shop employees
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Links to the best free resources for starting your ice cream shop business
  • Other products and services you can offer through your ice cream shop to increase your income, including:
    • Ice cream cakes
    • Hosting birthday and other parties in your shop
    • Catering services (providing ice cream and frozen desserts for off-site events)
  • Information about ice cream seminars and courses offered through colleges and industry organizations
  • Valuable samples and checklists, including:
    • Sample business plan
    • Sample ice cream shop floor plan
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample budgets for an ice cream shop
    • Sample price list for frozen desserts
    • Sample press release for an ice cream shop
    • Supplies checklist
    • Checklist of equipment and supplies
    • Checklist to evaluate competing ice cream shops
    • Checklist to evaluate potential locations 
    • Checklist for ice cream shop operations
  • 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 an ice cream shop. The FabJob Guide to Become an Ice Cream 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 ice cream shop.

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You can earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you open an ice cream 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 an ice cream shop and sell frozen desserts.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become an Ice Cream Shop Owner will take you step-by-step through everything you'll need to open and operate an ice cream shop. Each chapter is full of important information, helpful advice, and useful tips from experts. By following the advice and using the valuable resources included in this guide you will be on your way to success in the ice cream business."
Brenna Pearce, Editor


"The most rewarding aspect of being an ice cream shop owner is being able to do business with my family and friends around me all the time. When I was in the corporate world I worked away from everyone and by day’s end there really wasn’t much time left to enjoy family."
 —Irene Macones
Carvel Ice Cream franchisee, West Paterson, New Jersey
Irene is one of the ice cream shop owners who give advice in this FabJob guide

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Learn how to open an ice cream shop and start an ice cream business. The FabJob Guide to Become an Ice Cream Shop Owner is a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to open an ice cream shop or ice cream parlour, or any other type of business selling frozen desserts including ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard or gelato.