I Started My Home Based Baking Business Because I Craved Good Ol' Fashioned Baked Goodies
by Francela M.
I've learned a lot by starting a business from home and running my own home baking business. And yes, home baking requires more than just following the directions on a box.
Starting A Business From Home Worked Really Well For My Home Baking Business
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.
A Little About My Home Based Baking Business
My 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.
Starting A Business From Home - Especially A Home Baking Business - Means That You Have To Ensure That Your Business Is Completely Legal
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 something fast, and 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
My Recommendation 1. Know The Legalities
Just because you are starting a business from home, doesn't mean that you can skip out on the regulatory stuff.
If you are thinking of starting a home bakery, make sure you know the legalities of this inside and out, getting shut down without supplemental income is a scary thing that you don?t want to go through, trust me.
Not researching the legalities is one of my all-time regrets about starting up my business, and almost put the business as well as me into bankruptcy, above all else, do your homework.
My Recocommendation 2. Know How To Bake
While I know that this seems like a no-brainer, I?ve met so many other people who want to start their own home baking business, but they think baking is simply following the instructions on the box, mixing a few ingredients, and putting on frosting.
While a pretty cake will get you notoriety, a delicious cake will get you many repeat customers, and a tasty cake just doesn?t come from any sort of pre-made mix.