I am not sure how to start and where to go, but I did not find help in any other sites than here in cake central.
I've been making cake as a part time from home for the past 6 years and I really enjoyed working with customers and design and create custom cakes.
my business registered and license as an LLC by the state and the county, I also have EIN for the tax.
I user to teach as a Wilton Instructor for a numbers of years. and I have a positive feedback from all of my customers.
All these facts encouraged me to go out and start looking for a shop and start my business as a bakery.
I found a small place it is about 1200 sq ft and I liked the location "very close to where I live"
I will be leasing from a real estate broker.
The shop in Chesterfield, Virginia
Now I am not sure how to start?
what do I need to do first?
how to negotiate the rent if I am taking the place as is? and I will do all the remodeling, how to get estimate of the cost?
do I need to hire a lawyer? can you recommend a good lawyer in Richmond VA?
what kind of equipment do I need?
can you recommend a good brand for oven, mixer, refrigerator?
where to buy a whole sale supply and materials? like the cake mix, eggs, milk, etc...
what software do you use to track your supply and sales also for the register and cashier?
Would love to hear your ideas for my future store and thanks in advance for all of your valuable feedback and advice.