This article outlines the first basic steps to take when wondering how to start a cake decorating business in the USA. This article should only be used as informative, and a good place to start. This is not legal advise, or play-by-play of creating a cake business in the United States
Wanting to start a Cake Decorating Business, but where do I begin?
The first place to start is to take a look at your Secretary of State website. Each state has their own health codes, business filings and taxation. By visiting the Sec. of State website you can get all the information you need on starting your business.
The most commonly asked question, (and usually the first question asked) is, “Is my business name idea already taken?”
Each S.O.S. website also has the ability to search an online database of already registered business names for free (Sorry Texans, your SOS charges $1 per online search).
Just click on your state’s name below to be taken directly to the search page. For all the information and guides on setting up your business click on the “Secretary of State” link to the right, to be taken to your SOS home page.
Additionally you can search the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
If your area is not currently listed, or the links are incorrect, please let us know.
|Virginia (very difficult to navigate)|