I have recently launched my new company, North Park Nuttery. I am making beer glazed nuts using local craft beer. I sell to breweries to sell in their tasting rooms, and other retailers like craft beer bottle shops.
My dream is to have my own small business, where I can supply my customers with a quality product that I'm proud to share. I hope to have my own kitchen, close to my home, so I can live and work in my community and help it thrive.
That's still far in the future, and I have a lot of intermediate goals in the mean time. Step one is complete, getting up and running using a rented kitchen, and into more than 20 locations!
Step 2 is to get my own equipment to setup in a rented kitchen space. The biggest purchase is an oven, but I also need a rack, sheet pans, bowls and assorted kitchen supplies. Every thing will be portable and on wheels, so I'll be able to move this all to my own space someday.
I'll be using most of the funding for an oven. New ovens cost around $4000, but used ones run about half of that. I'm really good at shopping around and finding a good deal.
The rest of the money after kickstarter and amazon fees will be used for rewards.
We will host some local pickup events in San Diego if you'd like to pick up your reward in person. If not, please select a reward that has shipping included.
*Designs are subject to change
Risks and challenges
I believe in making plans, but being flexible to modify those as issues come up. I originally planned to start this business as a cottage food business, but was denied my cottage food permit since I wanted to use beer in my recipe. I was able to regroup and find a rented kitchen and get a different permit.
I'm currently working 7 hours a week in a rented kitchen. This limits my production. I'm spacing out rewards so that I can guarantee delivery dates while still supplying my regular customers.
There are risks in getting my new space setup, stuff bought, and a new permit approved. I'm hoping this will take 2 months. I plan to continue in my rented kitchen until this is done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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