Michigan Business: Naics Code Help

Business By tweetspie Updated 19 Apr 2012 , 12:02pm by linedancer

tweetspie Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 5:45pm
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I've been hemming and hawing and twiddling my thumbs over the past two weeks over getting my licensing, and I decided to go for it. I live in Michigan, so I plan to make this a home-based business for now, but I can't figure out this NAICS code thing.

I did a search of the forum and two people said to use code 445291, but that doesn't seem right to me. The Michigan Business One Stop website says that code is for businesses "primarily engaged in retailing baked goods not for immediate consumption and not made on the premises."

Whose premises? Because I do plan on baking and decorating my cakes, not selling them in a shop. If not this code, which?

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jason_kraft Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 6:59pm
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311811 or 311812 should work.

http://www.naics.com/censusfiles/ND311811.HTM#N311811

"This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing bread and other bakery products not for immediate consumption made on the premises from flour, not from prepared dough."

http://www.naics.com/censusfiles/ND311812.HTM

"This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fresh and frozen bread and bread-type rolls and other fresh bakery (except cookies and crackers) products."

tweetspie Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 4:49am
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31811 sounds a lot more like it. Thank you!

linedancer Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 12:34pm
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MI has a cottage food law, maybe you could start out that way??

http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-50772_45851-240577--,00.html

tweetspie Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 11:14pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linedancer

MI has a cottage food law, maybe you could start out that way??

http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-50772_45851-240577--,00.html




I still need a business license, don't I?

linedancer Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 12:02pm
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I really don't know, if I were you I would contact my local unit of government to find out what their requirements are. I do know that the FL law, which I operate under, is very similar to the MI law. I summer in MI and that CFL has been in effect for two years. Hopefully, they have all the bugs worked out and if you decide to go that way, it will be easy for you.

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