A home business idea like renting out a chocolate fountain. To begin with, let’s figure out what he is like and “with what he is eaten.”
So, a fountain is a bowl in which chocolate is located, and a set of cascades (tower) along which it flows. Depending on the purpose of the device, the bowl can have a capacity of 1 to 12 or more kilograms of chocolate, and the tower can consist of two or more cascades and have a height of 40 cm or more in common with the bowl. (Small household fountains with a volume of no more than 1 kg.) Up to 150 cm (large professional models). The size of the fountain determines how many people it can be designed for, for example, if the holiday is for 30-40 guests, small fountains with a volume of 2-3 kg will do.
If the number of guests is more than a hundred, in this case, you need a fountain of 6-8 kg. chocolate.
Where are they used?
Recently, chocolate fountains have gained quite a lot of popularity and distribution. They are very popular primarily at weddings (more than 60-70% of all orders are for weddings), as well as corporate parties, birthdays, especially children’s and other celebrations. Also, recently, fountains have been placed right in crowded places – on the main streets, embankments, shopping centers, exhibition halls, etc. If in the first case, payment is charged for the time of renting the device, then in the second – for each individual serving of chocolate.
What do you need to start your own business?
The most important investment is, of course, the fountain itself. Since most of the orders are primarily weddings, we recommend that you pay attention to devices that will be designed for approximately 80-130 people, fountains with a height of 60-80 cm and a volume of 6-10 kg of chocolate are suitable for this. We advise you to pay attention only to professional models, models for domestic use can be significantly cheaper, but, firstly, they have a much smaller volume, secondly, they are not designed for long-term continuous operation, and thirdly, they are less reliable, and this is very important, because it is very unpleasant if the fountain breaks during the holiday. Prices for professional models of the specified size start at about 500 USD. In addition to the fountain itself, you will need specialized chocolate for fountains,
Key Costs and Projected Profits
So, the main current costs in this business are chocolate, you may also need a set of disposable tableware, napkins, skewers and other little things. Let’s take the example of renting a fountain with 6 kg of chocolate. The cost of expenses will be: chocolate, approximately 10-12 USD. Kg + dishes + transport costs = together, approximately 80 c.u. The market value of rent starts from $120-140. Profit on average from 50 USD, not bad, considering that you need to spend only 5-6 hours.
Fountain rental is an interesting option for a home business, the main advantage is that there is no need for additional knowledge, and also that in general this business does not take much time and can easily overlap with your work or other business, since 90% of orders fall on weekends . for non-working hours.
The main expense is the purchase of a rather expensive fountain. But if you competently approach the matter and establish good relations with the owners of the establishments where the wedding is held or with the people involved in their organization, then the investment can pay off in 1-2 months. Good luck, because everything is in your hands.