Home Business And Insurance In Ohio=?

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applecore2814 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 11:27pm
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I am toying with the idea of a home business. It looks like I will have to sell under Cottage Law because we have a dog.

Does anyone have experience with this and what about insurance?


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silverdragon997 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 12:58am
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Your best bet would be to do a google search for whatever info you want, with "cakecentral" at the end. It's easier than trying to search the forums here, and I guarantee you'll find more information than you knew you were looking for.

Here are a couple that came up after a quick google search for "ohio home bakery cakecentral".




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mfoxx9 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 1:55am
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You are correct - if you have a dog, cottage law is what you\\'ll need to follow. I just started my business last year under the cottage law because I have a dog, too.

Here\\'s a link to the new cottage foods regulations on the dept of agriculture website. Basically, you need to make sure you\\'re labeling everything correctly and selling only \\"non-potentially hazardous bakery products.\\" I take this to mean you can\\'t sell anything that needs to be refrigerated. Someone correct me if I\\'m wrong.


About insurance, I got mine through State Farm for $275/year.

Where in Ohio are you located? Good luck!

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Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 11:23am
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That is correct. You cannot sell anything that requires refrigeration, i.e. cream cheese icing, etc. This is a very friendly state for home-based bakers.

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debster Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 12:07pm
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Where in Ohio are you located? I\\'m West of Cleveland . Good Luck on your venture!!!!

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applecore2814 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 3:08pm
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Thanks for the replies! I found the google search helpful. There is quite a lot out there icon_smile.gif

Happy Baking!

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