Open a kiosk on the beach: Do you want to drop everything and live near the sea? Follow the article and you will discover how to make money with a pleasant activity, which takes place on the natural beauty of the marine environment.
We investigate how much it costs to open a kiosk and how to open it, as well as the various bureaucratic requirements.
First step: choosing the kiosk
First of all, we need to make a choice: stable or mobile kiosk?
In the first case it can be managed like a masonry bar, with no difference to traditional bars.
If you prefer a mobile kiosk, the advantage is that you can definitely deal with more customers, since you can move to look for them.
The peculiarities of the beach kiosk
The kiosk is not just a type of activity that can be performed on the beach.
More and more are also being created in the city, especially near the heavily trafficked areas, both in wood and in containers, to have a cheap activity, especially in recent times when property prices in the center for commercial activities are increased.
For those who want to have a kiosk on the beach, the concession is needed!
The beaches and sandy beaches in Italy are the property of the state, that is, of the state, and can neither be bought nor rented.
To find a portion of the beach where your kiosk will insist, you will need to win a concession.
To get the detailed information on the procedure to follow, you need to contact your Municipality, as each has its own rules regarding constructions and permits.
The most important tourist resorts in Italy generally assign portions of the beach for a variable period ranging from 1 to 7 years and in the event that the request is high, they can also resort to small auctions.
The prices in this case, for a one-year concession, can even exceed 30,000 euros.
We therefore take these costs into account and ask the municipality where we would like to put our kiosk on a cost schedule.
In general, however, in addition to the portion for the kiosk, the concession is also given to place and rent umbrellas.
In this case the asking price, even if it was over 30,000 euros, would certainly be easy to cover if in a tourist destination appreciated by tourists.
Costs of a kiosk: a low-cost bar?
There is a big difference between a street vendor with a cart and a bike and a stable kiosk that is made with quality materials.
There are many companies on the market that offer low-cost solutions such as wooden kiosks, even small ones.
For an extremely small model, prices start at around 1,000 euros and then increase with the expansion of the structure.
In the case of a beach kiosk, size doesn’t matter!
The wooden kiosk is certainly not suitable, however, for hosting customers inside: you can prepare their orders in and arrange them at the tables outside.
Clearly money is also needed for purchasing tables and external structures.
Spending on a larger kiosk instead of a container, the prices rise significantly and can easily exceed, with complete equipment, even 20,000 euros.
Open a kiosk: Personal requirements
You will need a license for food and beverage administration. Can be exempted from the course:
- those who graduated from any of the Italian hotel institutions
- who has a degree in science
- who has already worked in the hotel industry for at least 2 years
The SAB courses to obtain the certification typically last between 60 and 100 hours and have a cost that hardly exceeds 600 euros.
By going to the Chamber of Commerce, you can easily get a list of organizations that are authorized to provide this type of course.
Open a kiosk: bureaucratic requirements
Being an activity in all respects:
- a VAT number is required
- registration with the Chamber of Commerce is required
- registration with INPS, INAIL is also required
- the license for food and beverage administration
In addition, each call for bids of the municipality may require additional obligations:
- the technical report of a professional regarding the structure;
- the request for the authorization request to operate;
- the test, which must also be carried out by a professional in this case
- the declaration of conformity of the installations, carried out by an authorized technician