Labor Costs for Shaved Ice Business
What are your thoughts regarding employee's? Do you need them? Unless you plan on operating your business completely by yourself, labor will most likely be your largest expense. Because of this, it's imperative that you keep a handle on your labor costs.
During warm weather, try to keep at least two employees at each of stand at all times. However, if it was rainy or cloudy outside, be quick to send one of the employees home. By doing this, you're able to keep your labor costs down and save hundreds of dollars.
If you don't plan to manage the day-to-day operations, labor costs can be 30%-33%. This includes manager pay. If you plan to be more involved, the cost of labor should average 25%-28%.