If you are looking to find a commercial kitchen for rent, then listen
to the tip from this home baking business owner - it could
save you a lot of time, hassle, and frustration.
When starting a home-based baking business, You want to make sure that your business is legal and meets all of the requirements of your local health board.
Be proactive in your approach by calling your local health department directly to ensure that you don't need to to find an outside commercial kitchen for rent to run your actual homebased baking business.
If you think you can run your home-based baking business from your home kitchen without getting caught...beware, it could end up costing you dearly. This is a story all too familiar for one home baking business owner. Let's listen to her story as she drops in to tell her harrowing story of having to find a commercial kitchen for rent in a hurry...or risk losing the business she had built from ground up.
Baking has been in my family for years, my father and grandfather were both bakers, so naturally, I would become one too. The problem was, there were no real bakeries in my area that were hiring, so what I did was I started my own at home baking company.
Typically deals with small scale orders for social gatherings with the occasional standard birthday cake request. The majority of our work is petite fours, which we ship out in dozen count boxes.
Unfortunately I had no idea that there were legalities surrounding at home cooking businesses as I got a call from the board of health informing me that I had to move my business to an outside kitchen to allow me to continue with my sales.
Since my at home baking business was my primary means of income, I had to find a commercial kitchen for rent fast...so I took the first kitchen that I found available, which was unfortunately, a bad deal.
Since I was in a rush to get set up so that I could re-establish my income, I needed to get settled in the first place, which charges me a full-time fee of $1000 a month. While the kitchen is beautiful, I am currently on the hunt for a cheaper space for rent to allow me a great profit margin.
I would definitely recommend starting an at home baking business to others, on a few conditions. First off, make sure you know the legalities of this inside and out, getting shut down without supplemental income is a scary thing that you dont want to go through, trust me.
While I know this may sound - umm, simple - it needs to be said: If you are looking to start a home-based baking business with success, I would suggest to make sure you know how to bake.
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