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start-up costs for a catering business in CA Caterers Corner: start-up costs for a catering business in CA
By Shley (Shley) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:17 pm: Edit

I am interested in learning about the start up costs for a catering business in CA.

cost of a business license
cost of a catering license
what is the cost of the health authority license/food handling certification...

what else?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


By Catergreat (Catergreat) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 01:50 am: Edit

the good news is the cost of those licenses are minimal....

what else? Equipment, smallwares, catering wares, payroll, taxes, liability insurance, marketing, start up capital (don't plan on making anything for a few years)

read the book, the E Myth. It explains why people without a business background usually fail at owning a business. The catering business has the highest failure rate of any business....

knowing your background would help determine your chances, if you don't mind sharing it.

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