|By JEANIE LAWERANCE on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 - 05:01 pm: Edit|
I WOULD LIKE TO START A SMALL BUSINESS OUT OF MY HOME. WE ARE RELOCATING TO A CITY OF ABOUT 30 THOUSAND PLUS A UNIVERSITY.I WOULD LIKE TO BAKE 5 DIFFERENT CAKE AND 3 DIFFERENT COOKIE RECIPES. I FEEL IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR STUDENTS, TAILGATES AND ETC. ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO GET STARTED.THANKS!
|By Amy on Thursday, August 24, 2000 - 10:32 am: Edit|
First I would call the local dept of health. They will tell you if it is even possible to legally do this out of your home in that area. I have to have a food, and milk license, as well as pass inspections in my county.
After you do that, start giving away samples and business cards.
|By Brenda on Friday, September 22, 2000 - 07:20 am: Edit|
Many caterers (if not most) start in their homes legal or not. When I first started I wasn't sure how it was going to go over (11 years later I'm still working out of my home). I cater business functions, cocktail parties, the occasional wedding reception etc. I stay as busy as I want to be. Check out the realtors in your area, they are a good source. Business luncheons are a good place to start too.
|By Claudia (Claudia) on Friday, September 22, 2000 - 02:46 pm: Edit|
Just make sure you have insurance as your homeowner's will not cover you. I have a separate caterer's insurance policy.