I have a place that will let me work out of to get my business started.I need to know, from those of you who use a leased kitchen, what I need to do now to get my business up and going. Please answer ASAP as I'm very excited to get this process started. I never thought this would happen and I'm so excited . All answers and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
How much of the basic legwork have you already done? It's kind of difficult to answer a demand for help ASAP when we have no earthly idea what you already know or how much of your homework you have done.
If you haven't already a good place to start is with your local HD or Dept of Agriculture to find out exactly what they require from you. You probably will have to take a food handling course and get certified, then check out insurance companies.
This was an unexpected occurance that I hoped would happen but really didn't expect it so I have a food handlers permit but that's about all. I will check with the Health Dept. this week. What else? Do I need a tax i.d.? What kind of ins? I need any help you can give me. TIA
First you need to write a business plan. Your local library will have books, there is software you can buy (cheap) and your local chamber of commerce likely teaches classes. There is also the SBA and SCORE for basic business info.
Really, it's your business and you have to research the info that applies to you and your locality.
Call your insurance agent to get info on business liability. And commercial insurance for your vehicle, if you deliver.
Do I need a business plan if I am not borrowing money? I have the start up that I will need.
Oh yes, definitely write a business plan even if you don't need to borrow money!! It will help to give you focus.
Actually a business plan has *nothing* to do with the need for money. It is all about understanding your market, creating sustainable business practices, how to advertise and market, tc, etc.
Now if you do have to borrow money the bank will want to see a business pplan, but every business needs one.
Thanks for all the info. Keep it coming. I will need all the help I can get.