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June 1, 2004
We are two ‘new girls on the block’ delving into the world of chocolate. To be precise we are looking to open an establishment to sell chocolate in all its glory. This site has already proved to be a mine of information, [many thanks to Lida of So CoCoa in Edinburgh for her help down the telephone line!], any other pearls of wisdom would be most gratefully appreciated. We look forward to your response.
March 31, 2004
June 1, 2004
Many thanks for your for your message.
We’re two friends who have known each other for eternity. I’ve just been made redundant and I think this is the ‘kick-start’ we’ve needed to do something about the ‘dream’ we’ve often talked about. Neither of us is shy about hard work, which I’m sure will be put to the test!
We’ve found premises in our local village but this location is not too hot on foot-fall but extremely good on patronage. We need something to boost everyday sales so, corporate gifts / wedding favours / home deliveries are options we need to research. We also have the space to offer a ‘chocolate drinks bar’ perhaps with cakes etc. to compliment [all based on chocolate of course!]
So ther you have it – two girls with a dream. Keep your fingers crossed!
Originally posted by elektra
Good luck Jane. I see you are based up North. What a pity, there is a dearth of suppliers down South, apart from London.
Try putting your message in news or general discussions – and tell us a bit more about you and your partner – are you in the catering business?
May 18, 2004
Where? girls. Sorry if I did not pick up on that. My interest is totally professional, as a chocolate importer. But also as a small business man (5’2″) I know it is not easy.
Advice freely given!
Geoffrey O’Brien of Delicato. Importers of fine Italian chocolates in the UK
June 1, 2004
The Wirral, which is a peninsula between Liverpool and North Wales. We’re literally just at the planning stage at the moment. We had thought we could set up in our local village but we need to do our research first so, think it will be a while before we put chocolate on the map in the North West! Many thanks for your response, we shall file it for future reference and come back to you when we’re in more of a position to do so.