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How to start an online hospitality business

Digital disruption is often framed as a challenge, but it can create new opportunities. With rising costs and an increasingly competitive industry, launching a hospitality business may seem impossible. Thanks to e-commerce many young food entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to start small and kickstart their hospitality dreams.

Why start an online food business?

Food entrepreneurs often dream of starting with a bustling cafe, high-end restaurant or even a tisserie empire. While these all involve physical venues, there's much to be said for the benefits of beginning your food business online.

How to start your online hospitality business

Even with the e-commerce tools available today, to be successful you still need a firm understanding of what it takes to manage a hospitality business.

Before you can launch your e-Commerce site, you must consider a range of business decisions, such as:

There's a lot to be considered when starting a hospitality business, whether online or bricks-and-mortar. To gain an in-depth understanding of what it takes to start your own food business, apply for a Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management) at Le Cordon Bleu.

Adelaide alumnus Amanda Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management) in 2012 after travelling Australia as a pastry chef. In the next year, she worked from home to establish her online pâtisserie, Sugar Sugar Cakes, which was quickly flooded with work for prestigious events. Today, she runs the Sugar Sugar Cake School, providing innovative online learning opportunities to professional and hobbyist bakers alike.

Chasing your culinary dreams begins with the right education, contact Le Cordon Bleu today.

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