Interested in starting a Sno Biz Business?
Starting a shave ice business with Sno Biz can be an exciting venture. Here are some common questions and answers that people may want to know:
The start-up costs to become a Sno Biz dealer vary based on the type of operation you intend to establish. Generally, start-up packages with Sno Biz can range from $2500 and upwards.
To determine the most suitable start-up package for your business, Click here. It's essential to note that these packages may not be available in all states. If you're interested in state-specific packages, kindly fill out this form for further assistance.
Call your county health department and ask to speak with a food safety inspector within the Environmental Health division of the department. Tell the inspector that you are planning to start up a shaved ice business. Be prepared to tell them the type of setup you are planning (i.e. a pop-up tent at special events, a concession trailer for special events, or a more permanent setup in a building or trailer). As health code requirements vary slightly from county to county, they will provide you with guidance for their county’s specific health code requirements.
Absolutely! Financing is available for orders totaling $500 or more. This encompasses various items, such as Start-Up Packages, Sno Biz equipment, tents, and carts. However, please note that financing is not available for the purchase of used trailers or equipment.
For detailed information and to explore financing options through Sno Biz, click here. This resource will guide you through the financing process and help you make informed decisions for your business needs.
No, prior food industry experience is not a prerequisite; however, having general business experience can be beneficial. The shave ice business demands hard work, and successful owners typically exhibit key traits such as hands-on involvement in daily operations, fiscal acumen, and a strong work ethic. While specific food industry expertise is not mandatory, a solid foundation in business principles contributes to navigating the challenges of running a successful shave ice venture.
Sno Biz operates across all 50 states and internationally. While it provides branding, marketing, and support similar to a franchise, you, as the business owner, incur no royalties or franchise fees. This means you keep all profits without sharing earnings, setting Sno Biz apart from traditional franchises.
Absolutely! Sno Biz welcomes the inclusion of additional menu items such as Nachos, Popcorn, Hot Coffees, Ice Cream, and Soft Pretzels, among others. This flexibility allows you to diversify your offerings and cater to a broader range of customer preferences.
We ship either USPS Priority Mail, UPS or XPO Freight. All orders shipped come with a tracking number. Orders can also be picked up in Burnsville, MN with no additional shipping charges.
Certainly! In the majority of states, a Distribution Center provides comprehensive training. For states without a distributor, we offer training through videos and an extensive training manual, ensuring you have access to valuable resources to enhance your skills and knowledge.
Sno Biz Dealers with a physical store or trailer benefit from a designated radius of protection. Our approach ensures that Sno Biz locations are strategically spaced, avoiding proximity to other outlets. This intentional spacing is designed to provide each Dealer with a fair opportunity to succeed without unnecessary competition. To determine if there's a Sno Biz location in close proximity to your desired area, we encourage you to check our location finder. This tool will help you assess the availability and potential market in your chosen region, supporting you in making informed decisions for a successful venture.
With profit margins reaching approximately 90%, the business demonstrates substantial earning potential. The cost to produce a 12 oz Sno Biz Shave Ice is remarkably low, at around 36 cents. This high-profit margin, coupled with low production costs, positions the business as a lucrative venture with promising returns on investment.
Each block of ice is usually good for about 10-15 servings, depending on factors such as the size of the shave ice and how you shave.
General Questions About Sno Biz Treats
Nutritional information about every food product we sell can be found HERE
FRESHNESS: Our vibrant, true-to-life flavors are crafted in small batches to ensure freshness. Packaged in foil-lined sealed powder packets, we maintain a complete barrier to light, oxygen, moisture, and bacteria. This meticulous process enhances quality, flavor strength, and shelf life.
EASE OF USE: Sno Biz flavors simplify preparation. Preservatives like citric acid and sodium benzoate are pre-added, reducing mixing time. Just add sugar, flavor powder, water, shake, and eliminate the need for multiple preservative additions.
LOWER SHIPPING COSTS: Sno Biz flavors ship in powder form in small 4” x 6” packets weighing 4 ounces or less, minimizing liquid weight compared to others that ship in heavy liquid form.
MINIMAL STORAGE SPACE: Our 4.5” x 6.5” carton accommodates 10 gallons of flavors, a space-efficient solution compared to other companies requiring more space for liquid concentrates and preservatives.
LOWER START-UP COSTS: Customized affordable start-up packages include a commercial-grade shaver, flavorings, menu boards, marketing materials, and accessories for success. Our cost-effective one-gallon packets offer flexibility at a lower cost compared to companies selling liquid concentrates in larger quantities.
In summary, Sno Biz prioritizes quality, convenience, cost-effectiveness, and space efficiency, making us the optimal choice for your flavoring needs.
Our top 12 flavors are Banana, Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Coconut, Grape, Green Apple, Peach, Pineapple, Pink Bubblegum, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Watermelon.