I am so excited! There is a chance I will be able to start selling cakes here part time.
Originally, the law was that you had to have commercial equipment and couldn't sell out of your house. But a act called the Cottage Foods Act has changed all that and now, here in Michigan, you can sell cakes legally from your home! As long as you make under $15,000(g) a year, you can do it! All business taxes still apply but you don't have to deal with the health inspector or any of that.
I really really really want to work towards starting a business but up until this point, it was a pipe dream. Can't quit my day job. But being able to do this...to sell part time...that means that some day I might be able to quit my day job to make cakes full time!
Of course, I have A LOT of reading to do on this and as you business owners know, a lot of work ahead of me to even begin to do this right. But I can start this now with literally no upfront cost...no store front....no new equipment...
I am tickled pink!
Hopefully, I'll be in the forum soon enough to gather advice from all you savvy business women.
That's awesome! Wish you the best as you build your business!
Congrats! That is so exciting!