Starting a Sweet Store

If you want to start a sweet shop, you will need to choose the perfect location. To cut down the costs, you can sell it at home or you can have a kiosk sweet store.

With a business plan, you will know what to do. Find a supplier or manufacturer of sweets or you can also produce them.

Open a Sweet Shop

Adults and children love candies and sweets. If you love sweets, it will be a great idea to start your own sweet shop. People indulge in sweets every now and then and it can be a profitable business to offer such products. Never open a business without a plan of action. The plan will serve as an outline which contains info about the store’s location, goals or objectives, merchandise costs, expenditures, and other details. It will also contain financial projections to determine the business’ profitability. To have a surefire guide to success, you will need to create a business plan.

If you have a talent to create homemade sweets, this is your chance to let the whole world know about it. You can create your own sweets or you can purchase from a reputed suppliers. You can also sell popular candies and sweets. Always ensure that you’re selling quality goodies because one mistake can ruin your reputation. Shopping around for suppliers and manufacturers of sweets is a great way to find the best products that you can sell in your store. Before you apply for a business license, you should already have a name for your business. Create an attractive and catchy name that customers will be able to recall with ease.

Location and Promotions

The location of the sweet store is very important. If you want, you can start with a home-based business or you can also have a kiosk sweet store. As you earn more profits, you can now have your own store space near malls, schools, and offices. Aside from selling sweets, you can also sell other items in the near future. Starting a sweet store is really easy as long as you have a guide.

Promote your sweets by sending out flyers or business cards. If you maintain your own business site, you can also promote online through articles, blogs, banner ads, etc. There are many things that you can do to promote your business. When the people in your area are already talking about the sweet store that you are going to open soon, you can expect a lot of customers on the big day. Operating a legit business should be your primary aim so that you can avoid problems in the future. If you decide to look for store space, you will need to decorate the store properly and outside, you also need to put up a banner so that customers can easily find your sweets. Sell the sweets at an affordable price and maintain quality.


  • Natalie du Toit said on June 15, 2010
    I want to start a sweet store in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Linzaile said on September 17, 2010
    Hi Natalie, did you manage to open the sweet store? Kind Regards, Linzaile
  • Kate said on October 26, 2010
    I have to start a sweet shop for school.
  • Magreth Kazonduge said on December 2, 2010
    I want to start a sweet shop from home , town Rehoboth Namibia
  • vani said on December 13, 2010
    i am banalore, india based. i would like to start a sweet shop. please let me know how much i ll have to invest ?
  • Alyss Claire said on December 15, 2010
    I'd like to invest in a sweet shop in Oregon, any good Ideas where? ~Thanks.
  • Eva said on January 3, 2011
    I have a sweet business, Eve's Sweets in Rehoboth, Namibia. I am operating from home. how can you assist me in this.
  • suma said on January 28, 2011
    I am from Hyderabad India, I would like to know the profit margin in a sweet store & snacks store business individually. Please Help!!
  • Mark James said on March 26, 2011
    If your in the UK and are looking to open a sweet shop we used UK Sweets ( They have a page on their site all about profitability and how to open, and they sold me everything I needed for my shop!
  • Bibek said on May 3, 2011
    i want to open a sweet shop in deshbandhu para, ground floor of town post office building, siliguri can u help me out with suppliers of good quality sweets???
  • sushil bajpai said on June 1, 2011
    I am interested in opening a Indian sweet shop in Montevideo ,Uruguay. Would appreciate if you can help in how to go about. Thanks.
  • Avinash said on July 24, 2011
    I want to start a rajasthan mithai bhandar and i need to know about employees who prepare rajasthani style sweets
  • shanker sharma said on August 27, 2011
    what is a procedure to open sweet shop in mumbai/navimumbai is there any permission required from BMC or any other maha palika
  • PRATIK RAJ GAUTAM said on September 3, 2011
    I want to start a sweet shop in GUWAHATI, ASSAM. How much will be the expenses and the profit margin in this type of business?
  • jo said on September 22, 2011
    Hi, I would like to open a sweet and chocolate shop in Nigeria probably near schools or office area. My problem is, how much to invest or where to get the suppliers.
  • L Rohit kumar said on September 27, 2011
    hiii..i want to open a sweet shop in jamshedpur,jharkhand..plz let me know how much i need to invest n what is the profit margin in this business.?
  • Kavita Mohta said on November 10, 2011
    I am interested to open up a traditional sweet business with snack items too. my aim and vision is to start off with a chain of stores across the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar in Orissa, INDIA. It would be beneficial if you could guide me from the prerequisites, investments, returns and expansion
  • suresh kumar said on December 22, 2011
    i am a vegetarian chef and expert in bengali CHHENNA SWEETS like RASGULLA RASMALAI SANDESH ETC also all kind of rajasrhani gujarati north indian sweets. i can cook delicious chhole bhature. i can cook all kind of veg curry biryani also MANY SOUTH INDIAN VEG DISHES. i am looking in south american country to open a pure vegetarian indian restaurant and sweets desert shop. right now i am in lima peru . i am interested in urguay. brazil chile or any latin american country. i am jain by religion and only cook any kind of veg dishes and sweets with great taste . if any one interested with me in joint venture , can contact me without any hesitation . thanks
  • bhawna jaiswal said on February 14, 2012
    Hi, i want to open a confectionery shop on the highway. plz let me know how much i spend on it and what is the profit margin in it? thanks.
  • manas said on February 15, 2012
    l want to start a sweet shop in our area. give some ideas to me.
  • gloria mankanku said on February 23, 2012
    Hi. i want to open a sweet shop, i am in botswana, I have a market in town. please give me ideas. i also ne some indian sweets as they are many indians in selebiphikwe where i stay.
  • britney collins said on March 14, 2012
    i am 11 years old i want when i grow up to hire people to work for me . Me and my sister will be in charge of it . I want to start my business in new york .Help me to find a place and send me back word.
  • joan said on April 30, 2012
    Want to start a sweet/chocolate shop in benin city, edo state, Nigeria. Wat do I do?
  • leonard said on April 30, 2012
    i want to start sweet/chocolate/ice cream shop in pretoria south africa i want you to help me with research and how much capital i can start with
  • Murari kumar said on May 1, 2012
    Actually my brother is running a small sweet shop at dhanbad in india. Everybody know about india is the great country for food business so I want to help my brother to increase their business. So I want to many things about sweet shop business.
    1. How to make a tasty and quality sweet.
    2 Which type of equipments and method are needed for maintain the quality of sweets.
    3. How to decorate shop.
    4. How much capital are needed to start.
  • addy said on July 30, 2012
    i will like to open in lagos, nigeria. in terms of preservation, taking into account the hot climate, what advice do you have, also about cutting cost, where should i import from?
  • vinit verma said on August 2, 2012
  • arabinda hazra said on August 5, 2012
    plz tell me what is the starting process to start a small type of sweet shop in gurgaon and detail of the equipment will need to start a small sweet shop?
  • biksh singh said on August 14, 2012
    i want to open a small sweet shop in ara district located in bihar. i also keep some namkin nasta in the this shop. my budget is 50,000. so piz suggest me the suitable location,decoration and size of the shop.
  • lowri jones said on August 14, 2012
    i would like to open an old sweet shop in Pwllheli, North Wales, U.K. how will purchased these stock??
  • arti said on September 25, 2012
    Hi i would like to open a candy store in Delhi, wherein can sell persoonalised candy. i would like to know the profit margin involved and how to go about it?
  • marini said on October 28, 2012
    Hello, I would like to open a sweet shop in Port Elizabeth south Africa. Have no idea of good location and would like to know how much will it cost.
  • Imani said on November 2, 2012
    I've always dreamed of owning my own business. I live in the city of Metairie which is a part of New Orleans La. I create homemade sweets and assorted crafts. I want to know how to go about getting backers for a sweetshop. I have a registered business name. What is the first thing I have to do? or who do I have to speak with to get the ball rolling? Thank you for this cafe
  • cindy said on November 15, 2012
    Just got a license to sell baked goods, all types of sweets from my home. Cashew Brittle seems to be my biggest seller. I am doing little samples bags of diff things. I am clueless to this type of business, need any resources that can help me with everything from pricing my goods to getting the word out and help would be greatly appreciated. This is for the love of baking but also will be a new income for me and would love to open a shop one day. Thank you.
  • busi said on November 22, 2012
    Tsolo,eastern cape south africa I would to open sweet shop, chocolate looking for advice and nearby retailers
  • Syed said on December 2, 2012
    Hi i am a hotel management student i want to open a sweet shop in Andhra pradesh, vijayawada i have no location .. i am looking for this require to star a sweet shop
  • d chaudhary said on December 8, 2012
    i am from kathmandu , nepal . i am trying to prepare business plan for sweet shop at kathmandu of budget 2.5 million nepali currency. could you help to prepare it.
  • Carmen said on January 11, 2013
    Hello, I am interested in opening a sweet shop in the Shawnee, Oklahoma area. I would like to include sweets for diabetics as well. Can I get started out of my home? Help, I don't know how to go about it. Thank you!
  • sujay said on January 28, 2013
    i want to open a sweet shop/store in delhi kindly let me know the procedure to start it. Thank u
  • amit jain said on February 20, 2013
    HELLO, @vinit verma, I had done good home work in hotel business, will you give your details. amit
  • Vraj Dobrial said on February 20, 2013
    hi thnx to provide the detail to all. i want to know u that how much investment in this business
  • vipul said on March 20, 2013
    hello, i am a owner of an existing sweet shop and i want to grow my sweet's business in dehli but i dont know about dehli people's mindset about sweets purchasing capacity on daily basis so plz help me and i wanna go for one by one set up new outlets of sweets so plz tell me is it possible?
  • sachin said on March 23, 2013
    hi mr. vipul i am sachin from delhi. i am working in sweets industry from last 10 years in delhi itself. i want to tell u that the purchasing power of delhities for sweets is too high in daily routine. if u want to start in delhi i will here for u always. contact me at 8130040645 or
  • Roro said on April 1, 2013
    Hi, I would like to open a sweet and snacks(simba,lays,and etc) shop in JHB south Africa. i have a 2 location already in mind but i have no idea on how i should start with applying for license and suppliers around Johannesburg, please help with the contacts and procedure.
  • dr vikrambajaj said on May 11, 2013
    want to open indian sweet store n want to know if somebody can set it up completely with the employees. india, madhyapradesh chhindwara
  • Ben said on June 26, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia. Anyone interested in opening a sweet shop in melbourne and possibly a restaurant
  • mosa said on July 13, 2013
    my business is located in deboniar park in gauteng in the vaal rigeion we have been selling sweets for two we've been thinking of trying to make them we have the right skill we just don't know how to go about registering and licensing
  • divaldo said on July 24, 2013
    i want to open a small sweet shop investment in angoal, luanda in the middle town, i need every details possible ect purchasing supply, how much investment is need? as soon as possible
  • rinima said on August 26, 2013
    Hi, I want to start a sweet shop in the kakurgachi, kolkata, west bengal, india, do you know approximately how much i need, and where it would be easier and cheaper to import from? and do i need any license.
  • Mphonyane Mofokeng said on October 30, 2013
    Maseru Lesotho. I have started selling sweets in my church, workplace and at the village. I want to start a wholesale shop for sweets because a lot of people who are selling sweets, including me have a problem of getting stock in time. Can you assist?
  • vikam singhal said on November 4, 2013
    I am from raipur chhatisgarh in india and I want to start a sweet shop how do you know about the machinery and workers.
  • yathish said on November 7, 2013
    i want to start sweet shop in malleshwaram bangalore pls let me know. how much should i invest?
  • Sundeep said on November 10, 2013
    I am hiring cooks for making traditional Indian sweets particularly Motichoor Ladoo, gulab jamun and ras malai and likes. Salary, accommodation. growth for skills not an issue. Please contact 9899279972. Location - New Delhi. Readers please refer and help someone you know.
  • AMAL KUMAR DATTA said on November 19, 2013
    Doing business from 1985 at shyamnagar'24parganas(n)West bengal, India Pin-743127
  • jillian said on November 24, 2013
    i want to open a sweet shop in west plains MO and need some info on what to sell. HAVE ANY REQUESTS?
  • BASEL ALAZAB said on February 9, 2014
    really my request also same as the other i want to start a small sweet selling shop , the capital i have not big $2500 only but it will help here . i worry from which stop to start after renting the store inside decoration to the goods i dont know how to start can you give me simply way and the stap as its priority. Regards
  • Rosaria Emvula said on March 18, 2014
    i am a Namibian and i want to start open my store to sell sweet in my life.
  • Rosa said on March 18, 2014
    i am a Namibian and i want to open my store so that i can sell my sweet.
  • Prateek Bajpai said on April 14, 2014
    Hi! I have a good background of Hotel sector, i have some lucrative ideas to open a sweet shop in Kolkata. I want to know what will be profit margins and the capital expenditure in this business.
  • bilal said on April 15, 2014
    hello i have to plan start a indian traditional sweets ,now i need for such ideas for proper plan sweets shop. i am from karur (dt) tamilnadu ,india
  • akshay jain said on June 1, 2014
    Hi, actually v r having super market in karnataka, India. we are planning to switch over to sweet business... I have to know d margin profits in sweet business.. Plz help me out.
  • S.Kalaimohan said on August 22, 2014
    Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to start own sweets shop in my location. I want some tips for start my sweet shop. I am waiting for ur tips. I am from chennai sriperumbuthur.
  • L.Kanthan said on September 6, 2014
    Hello, I would like to open up a sweet shop in B'lore serving traditional Indian sweets and Western sweets in the same shop. That would attract customers that would like to try the best in both world. Working on a business plan right now. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks
  • hari said on September 15, 2014
    Hi...all nice to see u, i have plan to start sweet shop like sreekrishna/saravana bavan with food item ....but my main problem is how to get professionals for making sweet masters ,where i will get there any agencies to provide baking masters....or where we get.....please kindly let me know any one.....
  • Senolene said on September 30, 2014
  • Ishaan said on October 2, 2014
    Hello! my name is Ishaan and i am thinking to invest in sweets shop business and i want to open in my hometown katni (Madhya pardesh) India. I jz want to open a business of sweets .what types of things or points v should hve to kept In our mind DAT we achieve unlimited demand of sweets. and how to manage a sweets shop.
  • Satyabhama pani said on October 11, 2014
    Hi I want to implement new business plan for our sweet shop at Sambalpur Odisha, mostly dealing with Rasagulla and other milk based sweets.
    I want guidance in setting business plan such as :
    1.Manufacturing Policy
    2.Transparency in account
    3.Employee management
    4.Food Quality management and higher customer satisfaction.
    6.Customer retention
  • VENKAT said on October 30, 2014
    i live in hyderabad but i would like to start a pure ghee sweet shop in my native place CHIRALA which is a medium town. how much i needed to invest?
  • mohammad.inam said on November 10, 2014
    i am a senior supervisor in gulf hospitality service but know i want to open one sweet shoe in my own shop-9x22fit on main road in aligarh ,utterpredesh-civil line area there is school, collage and university nearby distance only 10-15 minutes walking distance only. please assist me to how to start this business.
  • mohammad.inam said on November 10, 2014
    in aligarh civil line area. up-india. i have no experience in sweet business while i belong to hotel industry business as senior supervisory level
  • Ajay Srivastava said on December 17, 2014
    I am interested for opening a new shop at Rudrapur (Uttarakhand)for sweet and snacks. Pl. suggest
  • Sachin sharma said on December 26, 2014
    I want to open new mithai shop please suggest me. Thanks
  • Anil said on January 6, 2015
    I want to start business to snacks selling items to shops to shops please give advice in hindi.
  • Joy Dasgupta said on February 2, 2015
    I want to start an exclusive Bengali sweet shop in Hyderabad. Can any one help me with the licensing process on a commercial basis. Please contact immediately via e mail.
  • Julia said on February 17, 2015
    Hi, I want to open a sweet shop in Dublin, Ireland based on stevia. no sugar used. Can you give me any advice regarding pricing, advertising, etc. Thank you
  • Rohit Kumar said on February 18, 2015
    Hi, I want to open a sweet shop in Dwarka, Delhi, i am a resident of kolkata and want to open a sweet shop serving bengali sweets. Please advice me for further proceedings whether i should take supply from kolkata or should i hire someone from kolkata on a salary basis for making sweets. Thanks Rohit
  • Tom said on February 24, 2015
    Hi, I just opened a sweet shop in Suffolk, UK. I need some advice on tackling local competition. Within 4 days of opening Co-Op has massively upped their stock on sweets, more specifically Bon Bons, they are undercutting us by a massive margi, even though we are cheap compared to most sweet shops, it's to far down to match, any ideas on getting my customers back? Tom
  • mintu Das said on April 17, 2015
    Hi I am looking for companies or sweet shop who wants to keep my traditional indian sweets in their shops, we are based in kolkata and can supply on a daily basis. Thanks Mintu
  • Rafiq Lakhani said on May 14, 2015
    Hi, I have decided to start a sweet shop at aurangabad maharashta India. I am finding suitable location. Pl help me with your suggestions.
  • ashish said on May 21, 2015
    I want to open a confectionary shop in ranchi or in jamshedpur which happens to be in india. What is the average profit in this field of business?
  • Manak Maheshwari said on July 23, 2015
    I am running successfully sweet shop since 2000 (in Nokha BIKANER Rajasthan). I have experience of 15 yr of sweet making e. i rajasthani, bengali, kya, kaju, badam sweets. Now i want to start sweet shop abroad. Only seriously interested person mail me
  • Tseleng said on August 18, 2015
    i would like to open my sweet shop at the moment doing my entrepreneurship sponsored by Vut and Sasol., recommend a good sweet suppliers
  • saranya said on September 3, 2015
    for academic purpose i need full details of sweet shop like location, estimations, raw materials, products
  • Sujatha said on October 21, 2015
    I wants to get into speciality sweet shop business in Hyderabad.Please advise weather it would good to begin it on internet (e-commerce) and then get into physical shop.Thanks n regards.
  • Ravindra Marathe said on December 4, 2015
    I want start a sweet mart at city level can you help me how much total cost start the business and what are the resources we want. Thanking you.
  • MASOOMALI MOTIWALA said on January 8, 2016
    Hi. I am interested in opening a retail outlet of Mithais at Vadodara. I already manufacture nice Mithais. But I am in need of good marketing and area.How do I proceed ahead ? Also i need some investment. Anybody who would like to have a joint venture along. Looking forward.
  • aruna h venkatesan said on March 10, 2016
    I want to start a sweet shop in Madurai how much should I need to invest?
  • tholakele said on May 20, 2016 tholakele ndlovu from zimbabwe i want to start a sweet business as soon as possible. i need a supplier urgently who stays near zimbabwe. my digits are 00263775184978. thank u
  • Mashuk said on June 14, 2016
    Dear @Manak, I am Mashuk from Dhaka, Bangladesh. If you consider to come to Dhaka I am interested. Because I am also analyzing with a premium sweet manufacturing project for middle or upper class customers. I am an Chartered Accountant working with a Bank and I have also experience of managing our family owned catering and restaurant business. Now I am really eager to start my own business and I am considering this sweet manufacturing. My area is posh and classy along with expensive universities hospitals 5 star hotels etc.
  • Mashuk said on June 14, 2016
    Dear @Manak Maheshwari, Hope you are ok. Just recently I have seen your investment strategy. I am actually planning to set up a sweet manufacturing project based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There is a huge potentiality to invest in this sector. My area is called Gulshan 2, surrounded by banani, baridhara, bashundhara. Mostly upper class and middle class people live in these areas. These areas got hospitals, universities, offices, embassy's. Market is growing as part of my country,s growth. Iam a Chartered Accountant ( ACCA) working with a private bank. Beside this I have experience of dealing with our family owned restaurant and catering business. Iam eager to start a sweet manufacturing business, Indian sweets. You country is more experience and expertise in food, especially sweets. Moreover I want to mechanize my operation along with variety. Please write to me at your convenience. We will discuss in detail. Mashuk, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Manoj Kumar said on July 23, 2016
    I want to start a sweet shop aur aria give some ideas to me.
    1. How to make a test and quality sweet.
    2. which type of equpimants and method are needed maintain the quality of sweets
    3. How to decorate shop.
    4. How to best sweet maker man available in India.
    5. How to much capital are needed to start.
  • jayanthiramesh said on September 6, 2016
    we started a sweet business for past 10 years and all we need is workers so if anyone interested please contact us 9841801671
  • Naveen jaiswal said on September 27, 2016
    hi guys, my name is naveen. my family is doing good in sweet business since 50 year now i want to explore my business is every state if anyone interested my mobile no is 9610385454
  • Habeeb afshan said on October 4, 2016
    hi guys...this is afshan from bangalore i make desserts and chocolate from home with best quality of products and share it with my family, frnds and i want to share it with more people bcoz i love cooking and serving people..i even take marriage contracts for desserts...for more inquiry contact me to my email id
  • shiva said on October 15, 2016
    hi i am from tamilnadu, theni district-cumbum how could i obtain staff for making bakery and sweet items
  • gaukarn singh said on February 20, 2017
    i need some employees for sweet shop .....who wants a job a sweet shop in up, india please call my contact no. 7409450100
  • Ethel Tshuma said on June 6, 2017
    Hello, I have a sweet business that am running from home and at work may you kindly assist me i want to grow my business to the city center.
  • Vijay Kumar said on December 20, 2017
    I want to start a small sweet shop business and I need help above to location and how to start a business and who can help it to like a supplier of Candy or other material or raw material and I have not lots of money I want to start my own business can you help me
  • avi said on June 18, 2018
    I wanna open a sweet shop in Bhagalpur, Bihar. can you just help me with d total expense


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