How to start a popcorn making business

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How to start a popcorn making business
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Popcorn, Popcorn...Get Your Popcorn! Everybody loves popcorn. Start a popcorn making business in your town and earn extra money all summer long. Popcorn is an American favourite. Historically, popcorn has been eaten since the early 16th century! Today, Americans eat 17 billion quarts of popcorn every year. Learn how to start a popcorn making business in the guide below.

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Things you need

  • Business license
  • Business cards
  • Sales venue
  • Popcorn
  • Popcorn maker

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  1. 1

    Visit your local town or county office and apply for a business license. This is required to start a business in most locations.

  2. 2

    Prepare business cards with your business name, contact information and logo.

  3. 3

    Purchase a professional popcorn maker. These generally cost from £130 to several thousand dollars.

  4. 4

    You will need a tent and several tables to set up your popcorn stand. Consider buying a 10-by-10-foot open-sided tent and three 8-foot folding tables.

  5. 5

    Schedule an appointment with the local health inspector. Most states require inspection of cooking area prior to the sale of food.

  6. 6

    Find a sales venue. Flea markets, fairs, craft shows, concerts and festivals are all good locations for selling popcorn.

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