When I decided to open a bakery I thought I had all my expenses figured out.
I had a budget set in place and I knew right away I couldn’t buy the expensive oven I wanted or the good tables and chairs that had caught my eye.
After buying my building, renovating it and starting to set it up, suddenly I had more money than I thought. I crunched the numbers again and again, but I always had extra leftover. I took it as a gift and bought all my expensive baking equipment that I wanted. I bought the hardwood tables and plush chairs that were gorgeous but a bit pricey. Once everything was set up and I was a week away from opening my doors I realized what I had forgotten. I forgot that I needed to buy a heating system. Since it is the middle of summer, I have not thought about heating at all. I have a working air conditioner. There, done. Well I should have saved the money for a new boiler because fall is right around the corner. How am I going to have a bakery without any heating? I am sort of scrambling. I either need to make way more money right out the gate than I planned on in order to buy the boiler. Another option would be using small space heaters for most of the season. That would look just awful though. I can’t sell my ovens or furniture though. It is already set up and used! I am very screwed here.
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