In 2000 after many years of climbing the corporate ladder, I was looking for some type of change. I was a single mother of two boys and, although I enjoyed what I was doing for a living and made a comfortable life for us, wanted desperately to spend more time with my kids.
I looked into many options and though many were appealing, the business of roasting almonds caught my eye. I initially had these awesome snacks in Oklahoma City while visiting and I knew these folks were on to something good. On the plane trip home, my mind was in high gear and just three weeks later I was in the nut roasting business.
After three more weeks I made the realization that I could make a good living roasting nuts and had the flexibility and time freedom I was looking for.
While researching this business I realized that there were multiple factors why it just made good sense to get started. Over the past 10 years the food industry has seen an incline in the consumption of nuts by consumers as part of a “healthy” eating plan. For several consecutive years, almonds have been on the FDA’s “Top 10 Best Foods” list in terms of their health benefits. The nut roasting business is considered “turn-key plus”. Level of profit is important in any business worth considering. The most compelling reason for me has been the time freedom and flexibility it provides for me. I can work as much as I want or as little as I want. I can participate in local events or travel. I can do small events or large events – the choice is mine!
Over the years through the course of running my business, people have asked me to help them start their own nut roasting business. So I developed a Business Plan that will get you up and running in as little as a couple of weeks.
Plan A is designed for the individual that has chosen to be a business owner but has neither the time nor the desire to move through the tedious steps of starting a business. We refer to it as the “Biz-in-a-box” plan. Plan A offers the following:
Plan B is designed for the individual that has chosen to be a business owner and has the time and the resources to move through the steps of starting and developing their own business. It is designed to provide information, assistance and training only. Plan B offers the following: