My friend and I are looking to start a business up together (cake decorating, cookies, etc.) and we are trying to find out exactly what we're dealing with in New Jersey. I have been searching around the state's website, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Does anyone know exactly who we need to be talking to (the state vs. the county vs. the town we're operating out of)?
Any help is appreciated!! Thanks!!
You can start with the Department of Agriculture in NJ. From there on they should be able to direct you to your local township, if in fact it is necessary.
Just wondering what you found about a cake business in NJ. I am also in NJ and am interested.
If you are starting a business from home, all the NJ townships require you to get your space(kitchen) in order, they will ask you to build a separate kitchen from your house that has it's own bathroom and entrance, I suggested my basement and they said it's a good idea as long as it's a walkout basement. The health department will give you all the details from where to put your sinks to ... God knows what else. After you set up the kitchen to their requirements they will do a final follow up, done once a year after that, then they'll say it's OK go to your township, where you get permits and all things of that nature. The township will give you your permits, you pay a small fee then you are in business. How tedious is that!!!!