My mother and I are having such a hard time with coming up with a name for our business. We just started doing cakes not too long ago but would like to advertise and create business cards. We are doing cakes from our home and are trying to get our business launched. Please help! Give me anything you've got. Thanks so much.
Have you looked into the laws of selling baked goods in Texas? It is a no no to sell them out of your home kitchen.
Houston is one the most saturated places for cake businesses. It is very hard to get your foot in that door, even more so because you are not licensed. Harris Co. HD is very particular and if you are inside the city limits it is even harder because then you are dealing with Houston city HD. There are now so many venues in Houston who provide all the food and cake and those that don't if they are high end they do not allow cakes from unlicensed sources. Getting a DBA with the county, and getting a sales tax number is not enough to say you are a food establishment. You must jump through all the local HD hoops (and believe me in Houston there are MANY) before you can even open your doors. Oh, and those doors cannot be attached to your home in any way shape or form.
There is a group of Texas bakers trying to get that law changed. Become a part of the movement! Visit www.texascottagefoodlaw.com to see how you can get involved! 2011 is right around the corner and we need an army
Wow...didn't realize. thanks for all the info and I will take that into consideration. I definitely do not want to mess with Houston PD. LOL
Not PD, HD (Health Department). But they are the food police...LOL!