How to Start a Tamale Business

Do you know how to prepare delicious Tamales? Do you want to have your own business but you are not sure on what type of business to start? Why not try starting a Tamale business?

You can easily start a Home-made tamale business using these several tips.

One of the most important things that you should do when you want to start a home made tamale business is to know the history of tamale itself or at least its origin. Actually, tamale is a popular Latin American dish which is usually made up of masa or starchy dough. Tamales are usually wrapped with banana leaves making it a “portable” food.

Starting a business of your own will give you all the financial and time freedom that you need especially when it comes to spending more time with your loved ones. Also, if you want to start a tamale business, having a separate office or place for the business is not necessary because you can do the business at home – there really is no difference.

But if you still want to have a separate office or place for your tamale business, make sure that you choose a place where there are a lot of people who pass by. This is for them to see your establishment which in fact would serve as a form of advertisement.

The most important thing that you should have when you are starting a business, tamale business for this matter, you should have a marketing plan. You marketing plan will serve as your guide all throughout your business venture. You business plan should include all your plans in doing the business such as the recipe of your tamale, your target market, and the place on where you will do the business; either your home or at another place.

Now that you have your business plan, it is now time to consult with your local county office whether you need to have some sort of permit or license in order for you to be able to start your business. It is always better to be safe and sure than to be sorry at the end.

Also, you might want to consult with the Food and Drug administration the permits that you need to sell tamale. Remember that you are selling food which may be a source of different kinds of illnesses when prepared incorrectly.

If you currently have a place where you buy your ingredients from, you should talk to the business owner that you want to make a deal with him since you are starting your own tamale business. But in case that you do not have a particular place where you buy your ingredients from, you should find a good supplier by shopping around. Establishing a good relationship with your suppliers is also recommended so that you will not have problems when it comes to your supply of ingredients.


  • jose torres said on February 17, 2015
    I would like some information on how to start a healthy fruit tamale business in the Rio grande valley Tx.
  • Sheila said on June 12, 2016
    Do you know who to suggest presenting a business proposal to? Maybe a member of the City Counsel. MAYBE A BOARD of MEMBERS THAT COULD APPROVE A GRANT TO START A BUSINESS?
  • Rayford said on September 24, 2022
    I need help getting a grant for my tamale business.


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