Can't Open Home Business...options?

Business By bethneebabe Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 11:51pm by GeminiRJ

bethneebabe Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:18pm
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Sooo....I love cake decorating and would love to have a small business on the side at home but I can't get my kitchen certified because in PA you can't have any animals in the house and I just couldn't give up my babies. Having an 'under the table' business like a lot of people have isn't an option since my husband is in law school and says under no circumstances could I run an illegal business from our apartment. I don't know if I want to go gung-ho into a business anyways. I don't have a big enough possible customer base to warrant renting out a church or other space. Any ideas?

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poshcakedesigns Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 12:26pm
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You can check into renting a shared kitchen space. Not sure if your state has one of those commerical kitchens that rent out by the hour or month.

Another option is to appraoch a restaurant and see if they will rent you space when they are closed. You can work out deals such as paying by the hour, month or exchanging a few cakes for their business.

Churchs, community centers, VFW.

Just a few ideas.

indydebi Posted 7 Apr 2008 , 2:06pm
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I have a caterer friend who made an arrangement with a church. SHe cleans their church for no salary .... they let her use the kitchen for no rent.

GeminiRJ Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 11:51pm
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What about working for a catering company or small bakery? Sometimes it's better to be the employee than the boss! You get the experience, don't have the business headache, and if you don't like quit!

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