Making the Decision
When searching for a home-based business one has to dig deep into their arsenal and come out with different innovative ideas. I did just that and came up with a home-based baking business.
If you are someone that enjoys baking and making tasty treats, then starting a baking business maybe right up your alley. Do a self-evaluation and some research to ensure that you have what it takes to start a home business. It’s not just about baking up some goodies, there are more intricate tasks involved. The business side of a home-based baking business involves basic book keeping, great customer service and marketing. These are the basic fundamentals for a business. Remember this a sustainable business you are aiming at.
Introducing Yourself as a Business Owner
If family and friends are aware of your skills in the kitchen, you can inform them that you are starting a business. Introduce yourself as a business owner. Most times they will support you. Also ask to be referred to their friends and acquaintances. Offer your services for birthday parties, anniversary celebration, weddings and dinner parties; the opportunities are endless.
Another great way to get business is to bake up a batch of your product and take it to any small café, restaurants or pastry shop in your town. Give a little presentation of what you can offer and your price. More than likely, they’ll give you a try. My motto is “nothing try is nothing done”.
A great idea is to let people sample your products. Have a tasting party and invite family, friends and neighbors to try and critique your goods. This is a great way to get your name out there and improve your products. The best advertisement is word of mouth for your home-based bakery business.
The Technical Part of Home-Base Baking Business
While some states and provinces allow you to bake and resell without a permit, several do require one. In the USA it is a 20-C Food Processor Permit. An inspection is usually carried out at the place of the potential bakery business, if things are up to par, then a permit will be issued. However, if things are not up to the public health inspector’s(Canada)
standard, then the business will not be approved. I am saying this so as to save you a lot of headache and money. A few years ago I open a small gourmet café in Toronto and had the place renovated to suit me. I however, did not call the ministry of public health to do an inspection before I opened. When I did opened they came a month later and did the inspection, to my dismay there a number of minor thing that weren’t in place and that ended up costing money and time. I could have saved myself all that hassle if I had done my research correctly.
Getting insurance is another necessity for the business. It is always better to be covered than have something happen and you are not.
Your products should be done to the best of your. If you take an order, ensure you are able to complete the obligation. It’s better to not take the order, rather than disappoint a customer. ability. Consistency is what’s going to BREAK OR MAKE YOUR BUSINESS.
So, finding a home-based business that one can do is pretty as thinking about your talents and skill and how you could create an income from them.
Wishing you success.