Indian climate is hot and it is always best for ice cream parlor business. There would not be any person who would say ‘no’ to ice cream especially in the hot summer days. Establishing an ice cream parlor business is completely profitable and best for Indian climate. It is best to start this business in southern states such as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, etc. When you have a well-planned business plan, you can easily make your business a successful one.
Ice cream franchise or self-owned shop
Before establishing the business, you need to be clear whether you want to partner as a franchise or start your own shop. If you are thinking aboutthe franchise, you have a lot of options like Baskin Robbins, Amul, etc. There are both merits and demerits in these two plans. If you want to remain as an independent seller, you do not have to worry about investment. It needs less investment for setting up a private ice cream parlor.
You have to get genuine suppliers in your locality and begin in an own or rented space. It is the best option when you want to start a business with a small investment. If you are choosing to establish a franchise ice cream parlor, you have to provide a clear business plan, what to do and how to establish the ice cream shop. It would include certain detailed descriptions like ice cream menu, store design, staff training, suppliers, store layouts, etc.
Good market research
It is better to setup in an area where the competition is less. This way, your business can survive for a long time. Do thorough market research by getting price quotes, types of ice creams provided, additional services like home delivery, etc. offered to clients. You can get a clear idea of how to remain best than your competitors by gaining all this information.
Legal formalities needed for ice cream business
After finishing the market research, you have to focus on legal formalities. It depends upon the city you are planning to run your business. The legal formalities would differ from one state to another. It is recommended to approach the health department of your city before setting the ice cream parlor. You need to get a suitable mobile permit or a business permit from the health department of the city. When you want to obtain a business permit, you have to include details like cost of setting up, lightings, machinery expenses, ventilation, staff requirements, pest control, etc. All these details will be taken into account by the health department. Therefore, ensure to have clear options and detailed plan for the above matters.