I am considering starting a home-based baking business. Can anyone recommend any good books (or other resources) that can get me started/thinking? I'd like to find a good "how to" starting from the ground up/ get me organized.
I am with you on this!!! I put an add on craigslist for *free custom cakes, and explained that I would be charging for ingredients (to build my portfolio up) and did not get a lot of responses
I really like the "Dummy" books...Everything is explained simply so when I read a "real" business book I thought "Oh yeah...I know a bit about that already".
Yeah I was thinking about trying a dummies book...I'll see if i can find one today...
I have been searching the last few days and find stuff mostly on starting a bakery <with a storefront> or catering business... both of these topics tend to give information geared to someone who has been doing this already...not a good "start"
There is a few threads on here already about this same topic and lots of great decoraters on here who own business have given excellent advice and suggestions.Indydebi is one..Leah Thanks You is another...and many more who can give good start up advice.Do your planning now as to the rules and regulations needed to start up for your state/area..The local city halls can help with that..small business bureaus..Phone your helath dept to find out specifically what you are required to have..every state is different!
I have a home based business but I live in Canada so my personal advice won't help much !
Thanks so much! Any and all info is greatly appreciated! I will search for those members specifically. I have just been going through the older posts bit by bit, learned a ton so far!