A dog treat fund raising business is a way to leverage your dog cookie sales, by having other people sell your dog treats, while you do the baking.
Using this business model, your dog treat fundraising business will supply non-profit groups with dog treats from your pet bakery. It’s a win-win. The charity organizations make money, and you make money!
Many organizations like schools, sports teams, boy scouts and girl scouts have fund raisers from time to time. My experience is that they almost always sell overpriced products that I don't want.
You can offer these groups a quality product, your dog treats, that people do want and will pay to have.
Most of the time the people running the fundraiser are volunteers with no experience at professional fund raising—and they would be delighted to have fund raising ideas that would help them do a good job.
Why not offer your dog treats as a fund raiser? A large number of households have dogs, and many people that don’t have a dog, give someone elses dog a gift—for Christmas or other occasions…
Your dog treat fundraising business will bake the dog treats and provide healthy homemade dog bakery treats to charity organizations who need to make money.
This is an especially good business model for people who don’t like to sell things. You will be marketing business-to-business (sort of), and you usually will only have to market to one person in the organization.
You will need a plan for marketing your products and finding the right people. After you have supplied dog treats to a few organizations, word of mouth will help your business grow.
There are two basic ways that you can handle distribution of your bakery dog treats:
In this case you will need to provide some high quality brochures (full color) so the salesmen will have something to show their customers. If you skimp on your brochures and they are poor quality and look cheap, you won't get any orders. You won’t get a second chance.
Set a delivery date that gives you plenty of time to bake your dog treats. Deliver on time and make sure the quality is your best!
To deliver, you can ship by UPS, deliver in your van or have a member of the fund raising organization pick up their dog treat orders at your home.
This is cleaner and less hassle for you. The customer orders a quantity of dog treats (say 250 packs). You deliver and you get paid upon delivery. The organization sells the treats. Any leftover treats are theirs to deal with. Once you get paid, you are out of the picture.
Some organizations may not have the money to pay you upfront. You will have to decide whether you can provide them with dog treats and get paid later. In some cases, you might offer a deal where you get 50% upfront and the remainder when the dog treats are sold.
Your dog treat fund raising company can make a lot of money. Here are some tips that will help you to be successful:
If you love to bake, but hate to sell, a dog treat fundraising business might be just the thing for you. Starting a fund raising company is not hard, and you will find that it can be a lot of fun!
Which dog treat bakery idea would you like to see next?