I'M NEW TO THE FORUM AND BUSINESS. I READ SOMEONE'S POST ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO GET A LICENSE IN ALABAMA FOR A HOME CAKE BUSINESS. I WOULD LIKE TO START A CAKE BUSINESS IN ALABAMA BUT DEFINITELY CAN'T AFFORD TO RENT A BUILDING. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR GETTING STARTED WITHOUT A LICENSE FOR THE HOME? THANK YOU SO MUCH
Any sales from home would be illegal. You also will not be able to get insurance.
It is a risk many take, but you can be fined and shut down if you are caught, or an unhappy customer reports you.
Thanks for the information. I think I'll just adopt a youth organization to bake and decorate cakes for free! I'll get to do what I love and make kids happy at the same time! Thank you for your response. Happy Baking everybody!
Nope not legal to do from home in Al
You can check with local restaurants that close early, churches and see if they would be willing to rent you space. You can offer to rent by the hour or month.
It's less expensive to start this way and is a good way to test the waters and the overhead is lower than just out right trying to open a shop.
I would love some information on renting kitchen space in Alabama (the Birmingham area). Can you share a space with another caterer or baker. I would be willing to share with another baker if we did different items. I know my specialty is not cakes so I would love to share with someone who does cakes.
You can share space with another kitchen. From what I understood when I was going through the process Alabama will license only 2 seperate businesses to share a kitchen. Jefferson county seems to have more requirements than Walker county. It does vary from county to county I know that for certain, but it can be done. If you have a garage that can be closed off from your home it can be turned into a licensed kitchen also.