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post #16 of 20
I've noticed that a lot of you are passing along business cards. Are all of you licensed and/or have a certified bakery? I've been thinking of passing out cards as well, but I am terrified that I will get into trouble because I am not licensed nor do I have a certified kitchen. I just bake from home and word of mouth has been my only means of advertisement.

I also had some other ideas, but there again, I'm scared out of my wits about the card thing. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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post #17 of 20
Some may disagree...I was really scared too until a lady at cake show who owns a large famous bakery told us plainly that almost everyone starts in their house, almost no one is completely legal, and you can hand out business cards, get contacts, etc but just sort of lay low as far as don't make big huge advertisements, etc.

I know many will disagree but this is a well known bakery owner and if she did it in a very strict state, I was more relaxed to start handing out cards here in PA, which is a very lax state as long as you are not selling perishable (refrigerated) items.

I say check out your state's laws..if they are super duper strict I'd be kinda worried but if your house would pretty much check out fine anyway, I wouldn't worry about it.
post #18 of 20
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Well, I guess I just needed to be patient! I got two orders within minutes of eachother last night. WooHoo!
post #19 of 20
As far as handing out business cards without a license, I am also scared to advertise in that manner. What I do is hand out cards with my info like my name number and email only nothing that suggests a cake business. When I hand them out I write on the back of my card the word Cakes. I have been doing this for months now and it works for me. I have gotten more orders since handing out cards.
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post #20 of 20
party.gif CONGRATS ON YOUR ORDERS AMBERLICIOUS! party.gif Good things come to those who wait. LOL

Happy Baking,
Beth
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