If you are the type of person that loves to spend time in the kitchen baking, you may be able to turn that hobby into a fulfilling career. It may be easier than you think, and you would no longer have to wait for the next big holiday or celebration to show off your talents. You could offer them to the people in your community on a day to day basis.
Cottage Food Laws
There are actually specific laws in place within 44 states that allow people to run a home-baked goods business from inside of their house. These regulations are called cottage food laws. Your first step in opening your own business is to research the specific laws that are in place where you live. Make sure you are submitting all of the proper paperwork and keeping your kitchen within the stated laws.
Getting Set for Business
Your home kitchen may not be large enough or equipped for the production level you are going to be experiencing, but don’t let that frustrate you. The kitchen is a great starting point. You can always relocate once your business takes off. For now you will only need to upgrade a few appliances and you’ll be fine. You won’t need a blending machine from AIM Blending Technologies just yet, but that dream will come before you know it.
Get the Word Out
There are no customers without advertising. Place an ad in your local paper, and be sure to post fliers on all community bulletin boards. You can also make a business page on Facebook where you can describe the types of baked goods you have available, announce sales, and invite people to contact you.
Whether your passion is specialty cakes, delicious cookies, or simple pastries, your talents as a baker could be a wonderful career choice. A little bit of research as to what cottage food laws are established in your state and you’ll be off and running.