6 Tips For Starting A Successful Kitchen Supplies Store (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Kitchen Supplies Store

Want to start your own kitchen supplies store? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a kitchen supplies store:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a kitchen supplies store?
-> Pros and cons of a kitchen supplies store

Need inspiration?

-> Other kitchen supplies store success stories
-> Examples of established kitchen supplies store
-> Marketing ideas for a kitchen supplies store
-> Kitchen supplies store names

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a kitchen supplies store:

#1: Michael “Medium Rare” O’Donnell, founder of Cave Tools:

We chatted with with Michael, founder of Cave Tools ($333K/month). In our interview, Michael says:

When I started, there was no grand design to build out this giant brand.

Additionally:

When I first started out, my first product was as generic as they come. I literally found a supplier on Alibaba, wired a couple of thousand dollars to China, and crossed my fingers.

Further:

Get out there and take action. No amount of books, courses, or pre planning can beat the person who takes action. No matter how much you think you know, you will always make mistakes and be forced to learn on the fly-through experience.

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#2: Michael “Medium Rare” O’Donnell, founder of Cave Tools:

We chatted with with Michael, founder of Cave Tools ($333K/month). In our interview, Michael says:

f you are feeling stuck, chances are you are doing too much. Instead of doing more, remove processes and simplify, and hyper-focus on the biggest drivers in your company.

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#3: Marci Heit, founder of Q.D. Foodie:

We chatted with with Marci, founder of Q.D. Foodie ($/month). In our interview, Marci says:

I did a lot of farmer's markets, holiday boutiques, pop-ups, etc It’s not as far-reaching, of course, but there’s a lot of value in it. Not only did it lead to direct sales, but it also led to additional connections that brought about other sales.

Additionally:

If Oprah comes asking, do whatever she wants.

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