In order to setup your factory here are some of the things to take care of :
2. Raw material
3. Process machine
Funding : Small chocolate factory requires funding upto 1L. If you are trying to register business then that would add another 30K into the budget. So basically registered business and purchases for initial startup, you can expect 1..5L of the budget. This can be lowered if you are starting small.
Raw material : Here I am referring to the chocolate making process. So the things that it needs for preparing, storing and distributing needs to be taken care of. You need to know what raw material needs to be used in this case.
Process machine : It is better to automate the process of chocolate making. The earlier you automate this process, better it is for you. Machines may cost a lot earlier. But if you are buying the chocolate from the wholesaler and processing the chocolate in shapes or casts. Then in such condition process machines may cost a bit more. You can skip this if you're starting with something within your home itself. otherwise invest into the process machines.
Training Earlier you can carry this out on your own. But in future you may have to invest into the machines and the raw materials. You have to hire people for the process and remove yourself from the hectic work. Make sure your hire only when your profit is in reasonable margin to afford paying salary of worker.
Marketing This may sound to be the last step but this step requires more funding and requires more effort. You have to make the chocolate brand name popular. You have to try TV, Radio, Newspaper, Web and other ads to get the name out.
This is pretty much the steps involved into the starting of chocolate factory.