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Cake business course – Opening a shop
with David Brice
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1. Opening a Shop

If opening a shop is your dream, as it was with Paul, then this lesson will explain some of the Pros and Cons to consider. It can be the most fulfilling job of all, but be prepared for long hours.

You´ll find the downloads below helpful. Simply click on the links below and “download as” to allow you to save your very own copy which you can then edit and use.

Set Up Costs excel sheet available here

Monthly Costs Spreadsheet available here

View a lesson on hiring staff by clicking here.

Opening a shop is a huge decision which can be very rewarding but make sure that you have considered all the pros and cons. Learn everything you need to know to run a successful cake decorating business with Cakeflix.

Also see our key points summary on whether working from home or in a shop is best for you!

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David Brice

David Brice

David Brice is the lead business tutor with CakeFlix, which has won Cake Masters awards Best Learning Experience in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
David´s career started in the Army then he moved over to become a civil servant with the MOD then latterly the Scottish Government.  His job prior to leaving was as a speech writer for the Transport Minister, which came with huge kudos, good salary and great pension. However, he wasn´t fulfilled, he knew that there was more to life than the role that he found himself in.
David knew Paul for a couple of years before Paul started his Cake Business in 2002, helping with some of the paperwork and admin required to set up a business. As Paul´s success grew it was clear that his business needed more support so in 2005 David left the security of his job and joined Paul in the cake business. That was a leap of faith as David had not, and still hasn´t, decorated a cake. However, he could see the potential and they grew the business to seven outlets with 35 staff. It wasn´t all plain sailing and its the highs and lows of that journey along with a lot of studying on business best practice that he shares in his Cake Business tutorials.
Paul and David sold the cake business to concentrate on teaching and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences to help others.
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