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I live in california & I am considering starting my own business. If the commercial kitchen I am planning on renting from is in city "a", but I only plan on selling my products in city "b", do i need a business license in both cities?

Also, how did you write your business plan? Did you have a partner? Did your local SCORE chapter help? I have a lot of experience in baking, I just have no experience in the business aspect.
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Originally Posted by Bellatrixx

Also, how did you write your business plan?



If you google search "business plan", you'll find a lot of helpful information.

Here are a few sites to help get you started:
Business Resource Software, Inc. (businessplans.org)
Entrepreneur.com
Palo Alto Software, Inc. (bplans.com)
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In most cases you will only need a business license based on your address of record. The bakery I founded was run out of a commercial kitchen in San Jose, but I listed our home in Milpitas as the address of record, so we just needed a Milpitas business license.

For the business plan, bplans.com is a good start, but you will want someone with a business background to help. SCORE is an excellent resource but you may need more help, so I recommend either taking business classes or finding a partner or consultant.

I put together the business plan for our bakery myself...I have an MBA and handled the business side while my wife did the baking and decorating.
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

In most cases you will only need a business license based on your address of record. The bakery I founded was run out of a commercial kitchen in San Jose, but I listed our home in Milpitas as the address of record, so we just needed a Milpitas business license.

For the business plan, bplans.com is a good start, but you will want someone with a business background to help. SCORE is an excellent resource but you may need more help, so I recommend either taking business classes or finding a partner or consultant.

I put together the business plan for our bakery myself...I have an MBA and handled the business side while my wife did the baking and decorating.


Your wife is very fortunate for that! thank you for all of your help & advice
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