How to Start Home Candy Business

If you want to start a home candy business, you will need to create a business plan. Master your unique recipes and sell it in your local area.

You can also maintain a business website to sell your products online. Get the necessary license to avoid legal problems in the future.

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Starting Home Candy Business with Inexpensive Supplies

If you have a sweet tooth, you can start your own home candy business. You will need to develop the skills of making great tasting home candies. The advantage of this type of business is that the supplies you will need to create the candy are relatively inexpensive and since many people love candies, you’re sure to get steady flow of profits. Everything will start with a business plan and if you work on it, you will have a guide that you can use prior to opening until you’ve the actual operation of the business.

You will have to create unique recipes that children and adults will love. Since the taste and preferences of people vary, you will have to create a variety of candies. Work on several items only and master them. If the candies are saleable and quickly gains popularity, you can now think of other options. When you purchase the supplies, make it a habit to keep all the receipts. You will need this when determine the price of the candies. The cost of the supplies plus labor divided by the number of candies created will give you the base price. You can add a small amount for the profits. Today, a box of candies can be priced around $10 but the price will still depend on the supplies you use and the length it takes to make the candies.

Start a Home Based Candy Business and Packaging

The packaging can make or break your business. Choose attractive packaging like box, tissue paper, plastic, etc. Since your just starting out, you can use low-cost packaging but never sacrifice the looks. You need to attract customers and the best way to do it is through attractive packaging. You can sell the candies during craft fairs, bazaars, and in flea markets. You can also advertise online through your business website. You have to take note of the sales figures and compare it to your expenses. From the very start, you should already account for all the expenses and sales to succeed.

A food business at home should be officially inspected and if you don’t have a commercial kitchen, you can get penalized. If you are serious with your home-based business, you will comply with the requirements and get a business license. This is the right decision so that you can avoid legal problems in the future. Once you work out the business plan, you can now apply for the license and submit all the requirements.


  • Manpreet singh said on July 8, 2010
    Please tell me that from where i get material to making candies. I am from city JALANDHAR STATE PUNJAB COUNTRY INDIA. Wanting for your reply THANKING YOU
  • v jaishankar said on April 19, 2012
    Please tell me details where i get raw material to manufacture candies. i am interested in candies business, i in chennai city, tamilnadu.
  • james ruto said on July 13, 2012
    i am located in nandi hills eldoret , kenya. i need your assistance in the candy business for my wife she is a good baker
  • golekane said on December 2, 2012
    I want to start a business by selling small things like sweets)(snacks)(kwaai)(chicken bones)and lending money.
  • thota.sambasivarao said on May 23, 2013
    please tell me the full details about candles and contact number send to my mail
  • Parshotam Jassal said on May 9, 2014
    Sir please tell me how i can start my candies business at home. please tell me contact no of any person in Punjab , Jalandhar which can b help me for this.
  • rahim said on May 22, 2014
    i am from pakistan, i want to start candy business, but i do not know ingredients, manufacturing kindly guide me
  • Sunil kaul said on April 12, 2015
    Need to know the details for starting home based candy making and it's marketing in Delhi, India. The set up cost, running cost, profitability etc
  • Evecent Nhliziyo said on April 28, 2015
    I interested in starting my own candy making business in Zimbabwe Africa. Please assist with relevant information.
  • sagar said on September 26, 2015
    I want to start led bulb business so pls send detail about this business
  • shek. Babul mondal said on September 27, 2015
    Sir I am Very interested in my own candy making business in west bengal plz help me. My cont no 09749909526, email _
  • Krishnan said on October 24, 2015
    I am interested to start a cake shop in kerala. please help with details
  • ahmed ali khan said on October 27, 2015
    How to start a candy business from home. Aurangabad/Maharashtra/India
  • gurdeep said on March 15, 2017
    Sir please tell me how i can start my candies business at home. please tell me contact no of any person in Punjab , Jalandhar which can b help me for this. 7814444599


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