How To Start A Candy
Wrapping Business - Holiday and Special Occasion Gift Baskets / Wrappers
March 8th 2006
There are endless businesses that can be started from home.
Someone once said that no business will fail, but the entrepreneur may
just give up one day. So how can you start your business?
One way is to build upon what someone else has done. Google was
built upon the Internet. Microsoft built upon another existing
product, the computer. Here is a business idea:
What woman doesnít love chocolate? Combine that with all the emails I
get from moms who want to find a business where they are able to make
money with their home computer and boy, have I got an idea for you!
Chocolate + your computer = your new home business!
If you havenít heard about the business of candy wrapping then let me
give you a quick explanation. This is where you take a candy bar and you
design and print your own wrapper to put over the candy barís original
wrapper. Now you might be wondering why would someone want to do this?
Well these favors make wonderful birthday and wedding favors. They are
great for special events and get-togethers like family reunions and
retirement parties, and can be used in fundraising events.
And it isnít just chocolate bars that candy wrappers are finding to
wrap. Theyíre also wrapping lifesavers, gum, tic tacs, mint, and even
popcorn bags. Some wrappers are even wrapping non-food items like
bubbles and matchbooks.
More Ideas Of People and Groups Who Might Want Your Service:
∑ Bridal shops
∑ Wedding planners
∑ Event planners
∑ Baby shops
∑ Obstetrician offices
∑ Gift shops
∑ Specialty toy stores
∑ Trade shows
∑ Professional fundraising groups (try the school your kids go to)
The skills you will need for this business might be something you
already posses. But it helps to be creative and have some knowledge of
graphics software. However, there are lots of programs and free
ready-made wrappers available on the Internet. Customer service skills
are important too. Youíll need to market your business and there are so
many great ways to get your business name out there. A chocolate bar
with your business card wrapped around it would be a great way to get
Equipment that you might already have is a computer, color printer, some
type of graphics software, paper for your wrappers, and in some cases
you might need candy bars (sometimes clients will provide the candy bars
and you just need to sell them the wrappers). When just starting out,
scissors work great for cutting your wrappers, but as your business
grows youíll want to look into a nice paper cutter. Youíll also need
something to stick your wrappers together. Glue sticks or tape works
great. Make sure whatever you choose is acid free and photo safe.
Once youíre business gets rolling a little more, you might want to
invest in a scanner and/or Digital camera if you donít already have
one. These are useful if you want to add personal photos to your
When looking for paper, candy bars, ink etc. Try to buy in bulk. Youíll
usually get a better deal and be able to keep more of your profits if
you shop wisely.
This really is a
fun business to get into. For more information on how to get started
By Liz Folger
Liz Folger is the founder of
http://www.bizymoms.com. Bizymoms.com is the leading online resource
for work-from-home ideas. The site offers home-based business start-up
kits, online classes, e-books, chats and enthusiastic support for moms
who want to have it all ≠ a family and a career. Visit
http://www.bizymoms.com for more information.
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