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Ice Cream Business Planning

Free Ice Cream Business Plan


 Have you been thinking about getting into the ice cream business? We can help lead the way.

Our consulting, in combination with a solid ice cream specific Business Plan, will be as important as the money we will save you in equipment start up costs.  Why?

If you miss just one of the critical pieces of information needed to succeed in this business, it could cost you thousands. It's a good idea to have someone on your side who can provide an objective, unemotional point of view - especially when you begin negotiating such things as a lease. We won't let you pay too much.  We'll also be "up-front" and tell you straight out if the location you are looking at spells trouble. It's nice to know someone who can be a "friend in the business". Why not invest a minimal amount of money to learn more and get some guidance?

We know that people who take the initiative to educate themselves on "their own dime" are the people who are serious about taking the steps necessary to succeed in their own business. If you're ready to learn more about the ice cream parlor business, then take a sneak peek at the wealth of information you will receive in our free e-book. You can then decide if you want to take it to the next level, and purchase our E-Mail Question and Answer Support (see buy now button below).

  • E-mail question and answer support - and yes, we answer our e-mail's quickly. We also provide a special e-mail address for those who have paid for Q&A support.
  • Help with Location/Site Selection Analysis: Traffic patterns, area demographics, etc.
  • Lease Rates - How much is too much? How much rent should you be paying as a % of forecasted sales? How you can negotiate this important aspect of a start-up.
  • Little known strategies that will help you get the most out of your ice cream suppliers. Can they do better? We will let you know if the volume you are/will be purchasing warrants a better price.
  • Tricks to help increase traffic, build repeat business. When to promote.
  • Help with your customized business plan
  • Flavor placement: YES, it matters where you put certain flavors - here's why.
  • 4 secrets you NEED TO KNOW before you buying a used soft serve machine. New ones are expensive and many times it makes sense to go used, but you need to know what to "look out" for.
  • Menu Development 
  • Pricing strategies that will add to your bottom line
  • Basics on employee training.
  • Proper scooping techniques. This is one of the most important aspects of the business which most people seem to miss.
  • Keep your customers coming back.
  • Hand Packing Pints, Quarts for take-home. Is this a good idea or is it better to sell pre-packed product?
  • Should you have novelties (stick bars, etc.) in your store, or will this cannibalize sales of the more profitable scoop product?
  • Should you sell by scoop or by weight?
  • How many scoops do you REALLY get out of a 3 gallon tub?
  • Can you expect your supplier to pay if your ice cream melts down because of a freezer problem or power outages?
  • Deals that seem great on the surface but really aren't.
  • What you can expect a supplier to help you with before you open
  • and a ton more....

We belong to major ice cream organizations and keep on top of the latest trends. In turn, we will keep you in the loop on important industry developments. You can begin asking questions immediately!

  $199 Consulting Package - 90 Days of E-Mail Question and Answer Support. Basically, you download our free e-book, and then you have access to ask us questions via e-mail for 90 days.

We also recognize the importance of having a business plan. A business plan is important in order to help develop the road map to success. It helps provide you with a clear vision of where you are going and the steps you need to take to get there. We've done a ton of research on ice cream specific business plans and have reached the conclusion that Jason Lexell and his team has developed what is by far the best ice cream specific business plan available today. It's very simple to use and will save you a lot of time!! Don't fall for those other so called ice cream store business plans. These are put forth by companies that offer every business plan template under the sun. They just insert the words ice cream into a "run of the mill" template. The plan for a bakery is the same as it is for an auto mechanic's garage. Those are very generic and will frustrate you. Jason's business plan was put together using data and commentary by experts in the ice cream business who know what it takes, not someone who took a software program and labeled it 50 different ways.

Here is the link to Jason Lexell's Ice Cream Specific Business Plan:

Ice Cream Business Plan

Free Ice Cream Business Plan


We look forward to helping you with your venture!



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