Dan Sterling founded Breadsmith in 1993. A Harvard Business School graduate, Sterling knew he possessed the entrepreneurial know-how to launch a viable business. He decided to base his model on something he loved: fresh-baked bread. He had participated in a study-abroad program as a student, and had developed a fondness for the freshly made bread he found in Europe. After doing some accounting work for a bakery after graduation, Sterling was ready to launch his venture. It has been a success and Breadsmith now has 36 U.S. locations.
Start-up Cost:$238.5K - 317K