I live in Ontario, Canada, and I am looking at buying a new house. The two I have found are quite different, one has a storefront - which would become my cake business store and the other does not have a storefront.
I'm just wondering what everyone thinks would be the way to start out - cake business with storefront or out of home??
I'm assuming that both are legal options? You are allowed to bake out of your home?
It would seem to me that the storefront is the most logical option. You can still set your own hours, but a storefront pretty much has to be a legal retail use.
And if you ever wanted to close your biz,perhaps you could rent out the storetront for additional income.
I would totally go for the storefront, that way you have the option of operating it by appointment only or actually opening it to the public!
Seems like a no brainer to me. The storefront of course.
Even if you never actually open a storefront, you can put display cakes in the big windows to entice customers.