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Starting a Chocolate Company



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Hello Everyone,

Its nice to meet everyone! I am planning to start a bean to bar chocolate company in one years time. So far what I've done are;

- Business Plan
- Sourcing of Raw materials
- Accumulating of Starting Capital
- Brand Creation

And to begin I plan to start my business at home in my kitchen for a year as a way of "Proof of concept". I'll also use a company formation like Tide or Companies Made simple. So that should cover the registration for HMRC, Company house and bank business account. My question really is what else am I missing in my steps? Do I need a food license? What other licenses do I need to consider?

Also my plan is after I've proven my concept works I plan to move into "Containerville" in london to start a bigger production before ending with my end goal. My sales channel at the start will be solely online, family and friends and my towns local market days.

Thank you and if you guys have any advice that I didnt cover please do as Im trying to absorb as much knowledge as I can as I prep for my business.