Benchmarking, Paying Self In New Business, And

Business By Estasrica Updated 17 Nov 2006 , 7:08am by cakesondemand

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Estasrica Posted 17 Nov 2006 , 5:41am
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Currently, I work for a bakery and feel at my level I am underpaid! (check my pictures our to judge my skill level) $10.00hr with no benefits. (my title is Assistant Cake Manager-in charge of putting out 60-80 cakes weekly) (not including holidays) My manager, aka LargeMarg is paid $12.00, her responsibilites are to produce 7-10 wedding cakes weekly as well as over see 2 of us.

My first question is... what is the normal wage/salary for decoraters at our skill level?

As of right now, both of us are extremely frustrated. We plan to open our own cake shop in 2 to 3 years.

Second question... when we do open up, what wage/salary is reasonible for our estimate calculations?

Third quesiton... what is the average cost of opening a small cake shop?

THank you so much for your time and advice. Please feel free to contact me on private message. Thanks again. Erika

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cakesondemand Posted 17 Nov 2006 , 7:08am
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read the thread called /some thoughts on starting your own business it might help you decide and give you some information I bumped it so it will be somewhere at the top in the businees forum. When I first started in a bakery I was paid $10 per hr and had to do 40+ cakes per day. It took 5 yrs before I made $21 per hr finally made it then quit.

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