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Enjoying meal preparations and finding new ways to present the food you have prepared is a huge potential for the catering business. If you don’t see it as a problem to feed 20-50 people with interesting dishes or prepare a buffet for the corporate event, then you should definitely think about starting your company. In order to do that, you will need certain things. We have gathered a list of the things that you need to have to be able to start a catering business and be able to maintain it well.

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  1. The necessary equipment

The preparation of food requires numerous things besides the ingredients. The fact that you will be preparing food for numerous people means that you will need to utilize as many kitchen appliances as possible to speed up the process. You will need spatulas, knives, forks, spoons, and the other utensils, but also pots, pans, serving trays, glasses and storage containers.

In addition, you will need an oven and cooktop, as well as the refrigerators so all the food you prepare and the ingredients you need for making a dish will stay in the perfect condition. Check out  ckitchen.com to see if there is anything that you’ve missed. It is necessary to have reliable appliances that will serve you right and make your work easier.

  1. The space for preparing food

Small catering business owners usually start preparing the food at home. However, later on, when the workload increases that is no longer possible. At that point, people usually rent a separate space where more people can work together and take care of the work that needs to be done. It needs to be big enough so the people can work normally without bumping into each other. Preparing food for dozens of people can be quite chaotic, as you can imagine. Make it easy on yourself by organizing everything in the best way possible. You will need the room for the appliances as well, so this is something you should keep in mind.

  1. Determine your niche

This is a very important step. People usually start preparing all kinds of meals wishing to make a breakthrough in the market. However, it is important to be realistic about these things. Some people are talented for making desserts, while others are more talented for entrees. Make sure you assess your potential and skills objectively and then work towards presenting the dishes that are your absolute best, so you can conquer the market confidently. It is always better to be the best at something, then to provide some quality that is not that great and deliver all kinds of meals.

  1. Make a plan

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You may think at first that the catering business is all about meal preparations. However, that is not the case. Even though that is the main thing, there are still many other things that need to be taken care of for running a successful business. You will need to cover the expenses for the rent, heating, the salaries for the workers if you hire someone to help you, pay for the food transport and even delivery in most cases.

This is the reason why you will need to make a detailed plan about the budget you have and the expenses you will have on a monthly basis. Of course, it is not possible to put everything on paper and predict every single expense, but do your best to make a plan that is as realistic as possible. If you need help from the accountant, you should definitely seek it because failing to include something may cause problems down the line.

  1. Ask about the necessary permits

Every restaurant and catering business will need to be inspected regularly by the health department of the state. The reason why is this necessary is that working with the food must be done according to the set rules so that the health of the people can be protected and that the risk of the food poisoning will be reduced to a minimum. The hygiene must be on the highest level possible and all the employees must work with all the rules for food safety in mind. When you start a catering business, you should ask about all the permits that you need to have, so that you can work without any issues.

  1. Advertise your business

Every business needs to be advertised in order to gain the attention of potential clients. Utilize the power of Instagram and Facebook. Take photos of every meal you make and the decorations, so you can show your customers what you can do. This is not the time to be modest. You need to show off your skills and gain the attention of your followers.

You can do it by yourself in the beginning, but if your business expands so much that you can’t handle the workload, you can hire someone to be in charge of the marketing part. It is important to publish posts on a regular basis so you can have your regular audience who will be able to rely on you. Also, it is necessary to provide all the contact information and the address where they can find you. Read the feedback regularly so you can improve your business and progress even more.

It is necessary to take care of every step with equal attention because you only get one chance for the first impression. It is necessary to try as hardest as you can to deliver the result that will impress your customers. This is the only way you can grow your business and expand it in time. Strive to always put quality before the quantity and be honest about your capacities. Working too much will result in a drop in quality, so this is certainly something that should be avoided. In the end, the only thing left for you to do is to enjoy the process as much as you can!

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How To Be An Amazing Working Mum? Read On https://vermontrepublic.org/how-to-be-an-amazing-working-mum-read-on/ Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:03:19 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=1494 Gone are the days of ‘stay-at-home’ moms. According to Pew Research, “working” mothers are growing in number. In fact, more and more women with a young child serve as their family’s primary and sole “breadwinner.” The Center for American Progress noted that women comprise half of the labor force, with nearly 4 in 10 households …

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Gone are the days of ‘stay-at-home’ moms. According to Pew Research, “working” mothers are growing in number. In fact, more and more women with a young child serve as their family’s primary and sole “breadwinner.” The Center for American Progress noted that women comprise half of the labor force, with nearly 4 in 10 households having a working mother.

Over the last decade, gender-based societal norms have geared towards equality. Women nowadays are more educated than ever before, which opened up more opportunities for moms. The number of moms who are not part of the workforce has seen a steep decline since the 70’s and 80’s. Nowadays, working moms have become the rule rather than the exception.

Aside from career satisfaction and financial gains, many moms simply want to work because they know they are educated, talented, capable, and smart!

However, being a working mother can be very challenging. You have to juggle in between different roles: a doting wife to your partner, an amazing mother to your kids, and a driven worker at the workplace. Each of these roles comes with unique goals. Striving to be good at everything can lead to frustration, stress, and feelings of guilt.

8 Secrets Of The Best Working Mums

However, there are some things you can do to make sure that both your family and your career thrive. You need to have a plan, focus on each goal, get organized, and learn how to balance your roles. Here are eight secrets to become the best working mom.

Be realistic

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As moms, we always want to give our best in almost everything. Unfortunately, setting near-impossible standards can only lead you to frustrations. To be a successful working mum, you have to be honest about your limits. Admit the fact that no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t do it all.

Delegate tasks

You need a lot of help. Domestic obligations can take up a lot of time, so get everyone in your household involved. Assign tasks to each one and encourage them to do their part. If you can afford it, you can pay someone to help you out or invest in home technologies. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, that’s the point why you’re working — to make your life easier. At work, you should also learn how to delegate tasks.

Plan your day

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Dedicate time in your day to do your planning. It is best to write down your plan, so you stay on track towards achieving your objectives. Create to-do lists. You can find the best planners for moms reviewed on http://getlifeyoudesire.com that have spread specially designed to help make your life more organized. You can use productivity apps on your smartphone.

Stick to your schedule

As a working mum, you have to be always on time. Schedule everything you need to do. Develop your hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly schedules. Know how to prioritize your tasks. To make it easier to recognize important tasks, you can use color-coding based on the urgency of a task. You can choose from among the multi-colored pens for planners for writing down your tasks and schedule.

Learn to say “no.”

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You might feel guilty to say no. But having a full-time job and being a mother at the same time requires a balance of your time. Thus, you shouldn’t over-commit. You don’t have to attend all your kid’s school activities or accept additional work tasks. Saying no, however, isn’t that simple — it requires a skill. Once you’ve learned how to effectively use the power of “no,” you can free up significant time and stress.

Establish healthy working hours

Being a mother should take a primordial role in your life. Before taking in new work projects, make sure that you still have enough family time. Don’t take insane working hours. Periodically check your work-family life balance making sure that you’re able to meet all your roles satisfactorily.

Let go of perfection

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A lot of mums strive to be perfect in everything that they do, from obsessively cleaning their homes to staying ahead of work deadlines. While aiming for the best is good, you should embrace the fact that perfection doesn’t exist. No matter how hard you try to achieve your desired outcome, some things just won’t happen. So, instead of obsessively cleaning a room, why not look for other more productive tasks.

Get enough rest and relaxation

R&R is crucial to avoid burnout at work and at home. When you are stressed out, you are unable to perform at your best and tend to be less productive. Even when you have regular work, you should still look for time for yourself to relax and clear your mind. Make time for fun-filled family activities and vacations. Make this a regular part of your monthly schedule.

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